Mario organized numerous events like FOSS Bridge, deployed freifunk mesh networks in Afghanistan, and started the FOSSASIA community. Mario also build a hotel from scratch, set up a tour company in Vietnam and made a documentary on Ukraine. In the Berlin maker scene he hosts the OpenXLab meetup.
In a Pandemic it becomes clearer than ever - proprietary IP and copyright ownership models fail society’s needs on every level. The pandemic has brought topics like sustainability and resilience into the limelight. Local production suddenly seems on everyone's lips as it could help to solve shortages that post a threat to our society. However, in the landscape of proprietary products it is simply not possible to provide the software, hardware schematics and know-how to everywhere in the world at the speed required. Traditional proprietary IP controlled distribution models, business development practices and hiring processes do not work in a pandemic and they do not work in a world threatened by climate change.