Simon Poole, 56, from Melbourne Australia, is best known for two sucessful Internet startups that he co-founded and manged as CEO in the 90s and 00s in Switzerland. After studying physics at Zürich University, he worked for a short period of time for the Swiss university computer network SWITCH and then moved on to co-found what was to become the first commercial ISP in Switzerland and one of the first in Europe. Currently Simon is enjoying time at home in Bergdietikon, Switzerland with his 5 year old daughter., and spending time cycling (with and without motor) and other sports.
Simon created his OSM account in January 2009, but didn’t start mapping till one year later . He is now a moderately active mapper. He is a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation licence working group and was the chairman of the OSMF in the years 2013 and 2014.
Trivia: Simon wrote the most popular VT100 terminal emulator for the Atari ST in the 80s and contributed a number of patches to the minix operating system in 1989 before coming to the conclusion that it should really be rewritten from scratch (which somebody else did later on).