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May 13, 2019

Renowned German software company in love with Lisbon is investing in people, office and business aiming at long-term excellence.
Hamburg/Lisbon, May 7, 2019 – The German software company announces the opening of a new office in Lisbon. Specialised in building large-scale software platforms, the internet pioneer works for the who-is-who of the European economy such as Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Engel & Völkers and METRO. The company is a partner of Google and has a team of 150 people of which 85 per cent are software engineers. The company’s name ‘freiheit’ means ‘freedom’ or ‘liberdade’ and expresses its mission – to take the freedom to create the future with its software. With the new office in Lisbon, will further extend its reach by investing in long-term excellence at Europe’s new tech hotspot.
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March 6, 2019 invests in Portugal

and opens an office in Lisbon
The founder and managing director of, Claudia Dietze, explained to BusinessIT that the company’s name means ‘freedom’ in German and is «related to open-source software which started spreading when the company was founded». The idea «was to be one of the best in the world, not the biggest».
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October 1, 2014
Artificial neural networks have a major technological potential. Meanwhile, many open source machine learning software libraries exist in order to experiment with deep artificial neural networks, i.e. TensorFlow or Torch. In his presentation “Machine Learning mit künstlichen neuronalen Netzwerken in Clojure” (“Machine Learning with Artificial Neural Networks in Clojure”), Stefan Richter shows us - during the fourth code.talks in 2014 - how exciting it is to build one’s own library for artificial neural networks in Clojure.
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September 24, 2010
Stefan Richter not only was a board member of HackFwd - a startup founded by Lars Hinrichs - but at the same time he also founded the startup project “TheDeadline”. The project made an early adopter of HTML5, Clojure, cloud-based NoSQL database, and smartphone clients with offline syncing. In 2010, at one of the HackFwd Build Conferences on Mallorca, Stefan explains the technical architecture of the system. Check out his presentation →
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November 1, 2014
Claudia Dietze speaks about the necessity of establishing detailed data of client behavior as a key to success but also respecting both privacy and informational self-determination. Check out the article →
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June 6, 2014
Claudia Dietze speaks of the necessity of transferring standard business models into the digital world and, furthermore, about’s hacker culture. is one of 900.000 mid-sized business customers of Deutsche Bank. Check out the article →
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June 4, 2005
The LinuxTag is a fantastic event for programmers and free software activists. Already in 2005, Stefan has expressed interest in Objective-C and GNUstep environment. But a pet project was missing in order to learn the language. The outcome was a presentation at the LinuxTag about algorithms in Objective-C, with which Guile Scheme programs for GNU Robot could genetically be optimized. Read the entire paper here →
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