|Description||Wau Holland Stiftung|
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|Subassembly of||Noisy Square|
|Tags||politics, free society, transparency, freedom of expression, moral courage, informational self-determination, freedom of information|
|Registered on||30 November 2014 11:39:24|
|Location for self-organized sessions||yes|
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|Planning notes||Please reserve the same place as last year - thank you.|
A foundation in memory of Herwart "Wau" Holland-Moritz
Numerous documentaries and texts on and by data philosopher and visionary Wau Holland show how he influenced the world both as a public figure and the doyen and co-founder of the Chaos Computer Club throughout several decades until his untimely death on July 29th, 2001.
The area of conflict between new technology and media on the one hand, and ubiquitous surveillance on the other, risks and opportunities in information technology: these were key points Wau covered in his copious talks and public speeches. He developed and refined concepts like hacker ethics and teaching young people about the joy and passion in technology while stressing and showing the society's role therein.
Through founding the Chaos Computer Club in 1981, Wau Holland paved the way for hackers into legality and social responsibility. He continued to be a huge influence and a voice to be heard.
It was on the day of Wau's funeral in Marburg that five of his closest friends set up the Wau Holland Foundation in his memory, supported by his family who also gave the initial funding. In December 2003, the Foundation was registered as a tax-privileged charity.
The foundation's endowment currently is ca. € 78000, mostly invested in savings bonds. Furthermore, it holds land as an asset (valued about € 1500), currently leased to a public institution.
We use the yearly interest of the endowment to finance the work of the foundation and support projects. In order to support more projects, we need donations.
The current board of directors:
- Winfried Motzkus, Bielefeld (President)
- Klaus Schleisiek, Hamburg (VP)
- Bernd Fix, Berlin
- Andy-Müller-Maguhn, Berlin
- Peter Franck, Hamburg
Former members of the board
- Melanie Wahl, Mannheim (founding member, until 2005)
- Gerrit Hellwig ✝, Velbert (founding member, until 2005)
- Ursel Reichhard, Guxhagen (founding member, until 2007)
- Jens Ohlig, Bonn (from 2007 until 2012)
- Hendrik Fulda, Hamburg (from 2007 to 2014)