Jan C. Borchardt

Open source designer, minimalist, feminist

Mail @jancborchardt @jancborchardt@mastodon.social Github GitLab


Co-founder & design lead (formerly at ownCloud) since 2011

nextcloud.com ↗ Contribute ❤

Open Source Design

Co-founder. Pushing great design in open source software. Organizing design tracks at open source conferences like FOSDEM & FOSSASIA.

opensourcedesign.net ↗ Thesis: Usability in Free Software Icons at The Noun Project ↗

Open Source Diversity

For more diversity & inclusion in free & open source software communities! 😊

opensourcediversity.org ↗ Contribute ↗

Keep or Sweep

Decluttering your digital life!

keeporsweep.net ↗ Hardware button tutorial ↗


Giving talks at conferences about various topics

Diversity and Inclusion in Free & Open Source Software ↗ Open Source Design at Drupalcon ↗ GNOME ❤ Nextcloud at GUADEC ↗

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

Co-founder. Reading & rating terms of service

tosdr.org ↗ Contribute ❤

Making music

Playing piano, drums, and composing


Owning few things, focused on good design and sustainability

All my stuff ↗

Alternative travel

Bicycle tours: 2015 Munich→Berlin in 5 days on singlespeed, 2016 Germany→Albania→Milano for 2 months with bivouacking

Hitchhiking: 2013 Munich→Lisbon→Munich for 2 weeks, 2014 Munich→Vilnius→Munich for 2 weeks


Visiting east Africa’s hacker- & makerspaces, organizing events and making a documentary

africahacktrip.org ↗


Concerts & musicians, abstract, and portraits