Our people

Management:

Prezes Fundacjidr hab. Przemysław Polański – Founder and President of the FREE Foundation. Expert in the area of ICT law and legal informatics. Professor of law at Kozminski University. Programmer (Monash University, Australia)  with PhD from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and Habilitation from Wroclaw University, Poland.  Main architect of Legalis – commercial legal information system used by more than 20.000 lawyers in Poland.  Author of books and articles on IT law e.g. . “Customary law of the Internet” T.M.C Asser Press, Haga 2007 and “Europejskie prawo handlu elektronicznego, Warszawa 2014. Advisor to the EU Commission on projects related to regulation of Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security. Certified Professional Scrum Master Level 1.

 

Supervisory board:

dr hab. Jerzy Mischke  – member of the Supervisory Board of the FREE Foundation. PhD in Engineering and Doctor Habilitatus as well as Professor Emeritus from Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. St. Staszica in Cracow, Poland. For many years an active participant in e-learning community in Poland. Founding Member of the Association of Academic Elearning in Poland (Stowarzyszenie Elearningu Akademickiego).

mgr Anna Stanisławska-Mischke  -member of the Supervisory Board of the FREE Foundation. Master of Philosophy (KUL, Lublin, Poland) and a very experienced instructional designer as well as an expert in eletronic education. Founding Member of the Association of Academic Elearning in Poland (Stowarzyszenie Elearningu Akademickiego).

 

Researchers:

dr Małgorzata Stępień – Coordinator of Research Projects and PR Director of FREE Foundation. PhD in Arts from Warsaw University, Poland, Bachelor of Laws (SWPS) and Bachelor of Journalism (UW). Author of a book on copyright law: M. Stępień, Strukturalna budowa utworu. Dzieło literackie w filozofii, naukach humanistycznych, literaturoznawstwie i prawie autorskim, Warszawa 2012 (421 stron); seria wydawnicza MEDIA POCZĄTKU XXI WIEKU (tom 15) Instytutu Dziennikarstwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. In 2005-2007 editor on law and political science in Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego „LIBER”. Also an editor of the following journals: „Rocznik Polskiej Polityki Zagranicznej” „Polska w Europie”, „Opinie i Ekspertyzy”, Wydawnictwo Akademii Dyplomatycznej, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

dr Krzysztof Garstka – a legal researcher specialising in intellectual property and ICT law. PhD in Law in 2016 from the University of Nottingham on IP/ICT law. Publishes in leading international legal journals, such as International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Speaker at international conferences in Poland, United Kingdom and Belgium. Member of the research team dealing with automated enforcement measures in copyright law (University of East Anglia) and World Intermediary Liability Map project led by Stanford University.

dr Tomasz Rupniewski – Coordinator of Educational Projects in FREE Foundation. PhD in Arts (Warsaw University, Poland) and Master of Pedagogy (UW). Leads projects concerning teaching teachers and kids how to program using robots and visual programming environments. For many years worked in Internet marketing and educational sectors in Poland.

Rafał Andrykowski – project manager responsible for coordination of activities related to the acqusition of public sector bodies at FREE. Studied politology and worked for e-commerce giant Allegro in Poland.

mgr Katarzyna Łodygowska – lawyer (UW) and founder of a blog http://matkaprawnik.pl/. Volunteered during the set-up phase of FREE Foundation and coordinated early research projects.

mgr Magdalena Wałęsiak – laywer (UAM, Poznań, Poland) and volunteer of FREE Foundation. Coordinates eduactional projects outside of Warsaw area.

mgr Daniel Siciński  – lawyer (UW) and a legal trainee at Warsaw Bar Association. Volunteer of FREE Foundation. Coordinates tranlsation and provides basic legal support.

 

Consultants

mec. Marcin Chałupka  – an attorney-at-law (radca prawny), expert of Ośrodek Badań, Studiów i Legislacji Krajowej Rady Radców Prawnych. A specialist in law on higher education. Author of numerous publications on educational law. A member of research team of FREE Foundation dealing with a reform of Polish Higher Education Law in 2016. More on www.chalupka.pl.

 

Accounting

mgr Elżbieta Lubaszka  – accountant of FREE Foundation.