Jan Stedehouder

Jan Stedehouder

Jan Stedehouder studied Societal History at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam with a strong focus on the crossroads of communication and policy-issues. This focus led to a career encompassing educational innovation on the Netherlands Antilles and developing projects and methodologies targeted at promoting the development of groups at the low end of the Dutch society. Apart from this Jan is a writer, columnist and journalist, primarily dealing with Linux, open source en open standards from the perspective of end-users, or -as he calls them – 'W2L migrators'. He wrote or contributed to various books in this domain, with four upcoming books being released between now and early 2011. His articles have been published in BSD Magazine, LinuxBizz magazine, SoftwareBus and on the Digiplace website.
Jan is an outspoken critic of the Dutch open source policy, which -in his opinion- is based on a highly ambitious plan, but flawed in its execution.

Publication list:

  • Jan Stedehouder en Dennis Leeuw, Probleemloos overstappen op Linux, SDU, 2007
  • Jan Stedehouder, 'Open brief aan de Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit' in Hans Sleurink (red.), Open Source Jaarboek 2007/2008, Media Update Vakpublicaties, 2008
  • Jan Stedehouder en Gijs van der Poel, Probleemloos overstappen op Linux, 2e geheel herziene druk, SDU, 2008
  • Jan Stedehouder en Frits de Jong, Basiscursus Ubuntu, SDU, 2008
  • Jan Stedehouder, 'Moet ik enthousiast worden over vrije leermiddelen?' in Wim Drost, Van ontzorgen naar zorgen, Ontwikkelcentrum, 2009
  • Jo Lahaye (red.), Open source software en standaarden, Pearson Education, 2009, hoofdstukken 'Software' en 'Politieke, maatschappelijke en filosofische aspecten van vrije en open source software en open standaarden'
  • Hans Sleurink (red.) en Jan Stedehouder (red.), Open Source Jaarboek 2008/2009, Media Update Vakpublicaties, 2009
  • Jan Stedehouder, Open Source en Open Standaarden, Voor niets gaat de zon op, SDU, 2009
  • Hans Sleurink, Jan Willem Broekema en Jan Stedehouder (red), Open Source Jaarboek 2009/2010, Media Update Vakpublicaties, 2010
  • Jan Stedehouder en Frits de Jong, Basiscursus Ubuntu 10.04, SDU, 2010 (expected Q3 2010)
  • Jan Stedehouder, Open Barrières, self-published, 2010 (expected Q3 2010)
  • Jan Stedehouder and Jeremy Reed, Beginning with PC-BSD, Reed Media, 2011 (expected Q1 2011)
  • Hans Sleurink en Jan Stedehouder (red.), Open Source Jaarboek 2010/2010, Media Update Vakpublicaties, 2011 (expected Q1 2011)

Talk: Remember the Spartans! Or, introducing open source against overwhelming odds