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Myriam Rita Schweingruber

I am basically a trained pharmacist and still work in this field but also have experience as a professional school teacher for 18 years and translator since 20+ years.

Ubuntero: [] For GPG key and Jabber account, see the Launchpad profile

Email: MailTo(schweingruber AT SPAMFREE pharma-traduction DOT ch)

Blog: []

Involment in Free Software


Board member of the Fribourg based GNU/Linux User Group [] since 2001, member since 2000, I help to organise install parties, promote Free Software and give support for Debian and Ubuntu. Various presentations.

FSF Europe

I help FSF Europe [] at booths at important events in Europe since 2003. My main task are Free Software advocacy, explainig the work of FSF Europe to booth visitors, promoting the Fellowship of FSFE [] and selling merchandise. Past events:

  • Linuxtag in Karlsruhe 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 in Wiesbaden, FOSDEM in Brussels 2005 and 2006, LWE in Franfurt 2004 and 2005 and FROSCON in Bonn 2006

Planned events:

  • FOSDEM 2007 in Brussels, Linuxtag 2007 in Berlin and FROSCON 2007 in Bonn

I also try to coordinate work of the FSF Europe Swiss Team since 2004 and give a hand in translating and proofreading FSFE documents, newsletters and web pages.

Wilhelm Tux

Founding member of the Swiss Campaign for Free Software [], president 2004-2005

Past activities:

Various actions in Switzerland promoting Free Software.


For Team membership, see Launchpad profile []





  • active: german, french, (english)
  • passive english, italian, (french, german)

Working as a freelance translator since 20+ years,

I have a limited interpretation experience, mainly helping out at events. My only public simultaneous interpretation was Richard Stallman speech from english -> french at WSIS phase one in Geneva on December 11 2003 []


Experience in teamleading (mainly in public pharmacy), moderation and conflict management (pharmacy and professional school).


  • Good knowledge about various licenses
  • more than 6 years experience with Free Software, Linux advanced user (I really should pass LPI exams one day...)
  • some 10+ years of teaching experience for various software, mainly Office applications. Teaching Open Office since 4+ years.
  • Free Software Advocacy since 2000
  • very basic hacking knowledge:
    • Scheme (beginner), Assembler for x86 (beginner), C (beginner), Java (beginner), Pascal (didn't touch it since 15+ years), Python (learning), used to build web pages using HTML, PHP and Perl

I really would love to learn coding on more regular basis, but my time schedule is very tight, unfortunately.


Booth work, marketing and sales.

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