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Oktober 2010
ein Forensik-Kurs für Regierungsstellen, ein Vortrag an der American University, Charity Arbeit in Skateistan für Linux4Afrika und der Besuch meiner Tochter prägten meinen vierzehntägigen, sehr interessanten Aufenthalt in Kabul.

August 2010
Südfarika - Linux4Afrika
Anfang August flog ich nach Südafrika. Neben geschäftlichen Terminen konnten wir dort über 200 PCs für Linux4Afrika in Betrieb nehmen. Mehr darüber auf

Mai 2010
"Geheime Events "
Das vergangene Jahr hat mir viele aufregende und spannende Projekte beschert.


February 2009
Network Forensic Workshop at BSI
Federal Office for Information Security
On 5th and 6th of February BSI organized and hosted a two days Network Forensic Workshop in Boppard.
September 2008
Cyber Crime Workshop in Romania
In the Framework of the EU-Phare program HP conducted a training for the Cyber Crime section of the Romanian Police.


März 2008
Vortrag auf der "Cebit"
Für das Linuxmagazin hielt HP auf der diesjährigen Cebit einen Vortrag zum Thema "Computerforensik"

Oktober 2007
Vortrag auf der
"Systems" in München
Auf Einladung der Computerzeitschrift freeX hielt HP auf der diesjährigen Computermesse einen Vortrag.

September 2007
Besuch des Deutschen Bundestages in Berlin
Auf Einladung des CDU-Bundestagsabgeordneten Peter Weiß besuchte die Trainings-Gruppe aus Tansania mit HP den Deutschen Bundestag
August 2007
IT-Training for Tanzania Revenue Authority in Germany

July 2007
First container with the donated Computers is packed and on its way to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

June 2007
Linux4Afrika at LinuxTag in Berlin
Together with some other very motivated members of FreiOSS HP presented the Linux4Afrika project at LinuxTag.

February 2007
Ethical Hacking
for "White Hats
"The only way to stop a hacker is to think like one..."

January 2007
Security and
Forensic Training in Tanzania
In Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam organized by Agumba Computer Ltd.

August 2006
Forensic Training in Africa
In Bagamoyo Tanzania HP was conducting an Open Source Training during the
complete month of August.

June 2006
it@ab Alumni workshop in Mozambique
30 participants from 7 SADC countries followed InWEnt's invitation and joined the first it@ab Alumni Workshop in Mozambique.

Cyber Laws and eSecurity Workshop in Uganda


April 2006
Cyber Laws and eSecurity Workshop in Uganda
From 25th to 29th April 2006 the East African Community invited 80 IT experts for this 4 day conference.



February 2006
Tux visits the „Big Five“ in Tanzania
HP's IT Security training with Agumba Computers Limited


October 2005
International OSS Conference in Zambia
The International Conference on Free and Open Source Software was held in Lusaka/Zambia in Taj Pamodzi hotel.



September 2005
OSS in Vietnam
HP held a workshop on COSGov Conference in Vietnam.
His topic: “System And Network Security”


September 2005
Farewell it@ab and it@asia
In September 2005 InWEnts 3rd training programme will come to an end. For 3 years, about 80 participants from 7 African and 5 Asian countries came to Germany to become IT experts in Open Source.


"Security Meeting des Max Planck Instituts"


May 2005
Security Meeting Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law
Security Meeting Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law
The 3rd Security Meeting of Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law took
place in Deutsche Bank in Freiburg this time.



November 2004
Manila, Philippines

Linux in the South Chinese Sea



September, 29th 2004
Arp Spoofing and Mail Hijacking at Germanys largest theme park

Data Direct, a company located in Freiburg, offered a new security meeting on September 29th into the brand-new Colosseo Hotel in Europapark.


September, 27th 2004
Sommercampus at the University of Freiburg

Intrusion Detection, IT Security and Computer-Forensik
were the workshops topics.


September, 4th 2004
Johannesburg, South Africa

An introduction to KNOPPIX and security topics - this was the content of a two days workshop accomplished by HP by order of InWEnt in Johannesburg.


April, 3rd 2004
Analysing Harddisks

Workshop from Armin Reese


March, 21st 2004
CeBIT 2004

For once again, Carlos and HP attend the IT@ab participants from InWent to the CeBIT in Hannover.

LAN-Workshop im Schwarzwald


March 12 - 14th 2004
LAN-Workshop in the Black Forest

Mountains , snow and a wooden cabin - among a computer workshop.

Präsentation IT-Sicherheit


November, 21st 2003
Presentation IT-security
Presentation about secure servers in Saarbrücken.
Participants: IT@AB04


August 07th 2003
Chaos Computer Camp
"Everything a hacker's heart deserves..."
The Chaos Computer Club organized a camp for hackers in Altlandsberg near Berlin.

June, 27th 2003
War Driving in Freiburg
The search for insecure wireless networks.
In Coorperation with the Police Academy Baden-Württemberg
Report by Tuson NGuyen

March, 28th 2003
Linux Workshop A2A
Workshop in Telekom guesthouse concerning new IT solutions with Linux.
Participants: A2A, Telekom and the Police Academy.


FreiOSS.netHans-Peter Merkel is one of the founders and the chairman of "", the "Freiburger Open Source Software Netzwerk" (Freiburger Open Source Software Network) a non-profit association. The association's aim is to provide a platform to the Open Source community to share knowledge. FreiOSS is also running the Linux4Afrika project.