This is Train of Thoughts (german “Gedankengänge”), the private BLOG dedicated to announcements, discussions, musings, wonderings and hacks of Ralf S. Engelschall, a 38-year old independent computer scientist and Unix developer living with his wife and two children in Munich, Germany. He has 24 years of computing and 22 years of Unix and Networking experience.
He is the author of the book Apache Desktop Reference, author of over a dozen IT magazine articles and author of three dozen popular Open Source software components, including the popular Apache mod_rewrite and mod_ssl extensions, the GNU Portable Threads and GNU Portable Shell Tool and the OpenPKG cross-platform multi-instance Unix software packaging facility.
Beside being the founder of OpenSSL, OpenPKG and OSSP, since over a decade he is an active developer in the Apache, FreeBSD and GNU projects. He is a member of USENIX Association, Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement (GPM/IPMA) and OpenPKG Foundation. Additionally, he is founder and president of the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. and founder of the OpenPKG GmbH.