Karsten Reincke: Curriculum vitae


  • Since 2018 employee of Deutsche Telekom AG as Open Source Counselor resp. Principal Open Source Advisor
  • Since 2017 member of the restarted internal Telekom Open Source Committee
  • 2015 – 2018 employee of Deutsche Telekom Technik Gmbh for supporting the conception and implementation of automated data centers for virtualized network functions
  • between 2010 and 2014 leading member of the internal Telekom Open Source Review Board, the main author of the Open Source License Compendium sponsored by DTAG, and initial developer of the corresponding Open Source Compliance Advisor
  • Since 2010 Certified ScrumMaster and member of the Scrum Alliance
  • Since 2006 certified Project Management Professional of the PMI
  • 2003 -2015 employee of Deutschen Telekom AG / Products & Innovation – formerly known as T-Online International AG:
    • since 2007 as senior expert & project manager
    • since 2005 as technical project leader
    • since 2003  as IT system specialist with project management tasks
  • Between 2003 and about 2010 member of the GPM
  • Between 1998 and 2003 software developer and project leader concerning internet search and retrieval technologies added by automatic text classification systems
  • 1999 – 2003 employee of the ICDM Gmbh
  • 1998 -1999 employee of the University Osnbrück
  • 1991 first review of one of my application ‘seat’ in the c’t
  • Between 1989 and 1998 multiple software developments concerning Atari and Linux
  • Additional studies in computer linguistics and artificial intelligence
  • University degree
  • Studies in German philology, linguistics, philosophy, and music
  • Abitur / Examination 1978
  • born at 01 Oct. 1958


  • Completion of the Open Source Program Office processes used in Deutsche Telekom AG including the programming of an Open Source Compliance artifacts knowledge engine which automates the fulfillment of the license requirements.
  • Design and implementation of processes for the automated onboarding and integration of virtualized network functions
  • Successful introduction and maintenance of a DTAG internal service to support teams to use open source software compliantly – meaning: in accordance with the open-source licenses.
  • Successful technical leadership of (large) projects to generate JAVA and AJAX-based front-end systems including personal and budget management
  • Successful technical leadership of (large) projects to generate SOA / web service based backend systems including personal and budget management
  • Speaker at the CeBIT / iX-Forum / OpenSource-Forum / RiskConf concerning Project Management, Risk Management, and Open Source Licenses
  • Successful technical leadership of projects to customize and integrate internet search technologies and text classification systems into automated text mapping and recommendations systems
  • Effective technical leadership of multiple customizing projects to generate frontend systems based on XML, HTML, CSS, and scripting languages
  • Successfully fulfilled system integration and administration tasks
  • Many Linux software developments based on C, C++, PHP, Perl, and Shell scripting
  • Atari software developments based on PASCAL and C

Open Source

  • Leading member of the newly founded Telekom internal Open Source Committee
  • Development of an AI knowledge representation application (psiKeds)
  • Co-chairman of the BitKom working group Open Source
  • Member of the Open Source Initiative
  • Fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe
  • From 2010-2014, a leading member of (Telekom) internal Open Source Review Board
  • Development of the (Telekom) Open Source License Compendium and the (Telekom) Open Source Compliance Advisor
  • Development of the LaTeX based Classical Scholar Research Framework (myCsrf)
  • Development of tools supporting some project management tasks (gtgt, lgsp, mrprojext, myPmps)
  • Development and long-term maintenance of the Gnome Installation Guides (GIG)
  • Usage of GNU/Linux in private and commercial areas

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