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GNU Service Directory

This is a list of people who have asked to be listed as offering
support services for GNU software, including GNU Emacs, for a fee
or in some cases at no charge.

The information comes from the people who asked to be listed;
we do not include any information we know to be false, but we
cannot check out any of the information; we are transmitting it to
you as it was given to us and do not promise it is correct.
Also, this is not an endorsement of the people listed here.
We have no opinions and usually no information about the abilities of
any specific person.  We provide this list to enable you to contact
service providers and decide for yourself whether to hire one.

Before FSF will list your name in the GNU Service Directory, we ask
that you agree informally to the following terms:

1. You will not restrict (except by copyleft) the use or distribution
of any software, documentation, or other information you supply anyone
in the course of modifying, extending, or supporting GNU software.
This includes any information specifically designed to ameliorate the
use of GNU software.

2. You will not take advantage of contact made through the Service
Directory to advertise an unrelated business (e.g., sales of
non-GNU-related proprietary information).  You may spontaneously
mention your availability for general consulting, but you should not
promote a specific unrelated business unless the client asks.

Please include some indication of your rates, because otherwise users
have nothing to go by.	Please put each e-mail address inside "<>".
Please put nothing else inside "<>".  Thanks!

For a current copy of this directory, or to have yourself listed, ask:

** Please keep the entries in this file alphabetical **

Aaronsen Group, Ltd.    <>
600 Grant St.
Suite 5345
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 US
+1 412 391 6000 voice
+1 412 361 5991 fax

The Aaronsen Group provides several levels of service in the free software
arena, from simple configuration and installation to large extensions and
new development.  We specialize in unique applications, but have the
experience to handle all manner of prospects, from database-backed
web-sites to high-end multiprocessor clusters.

Our service area covers the US, with key offices in Pittsburgh, PA; San
Jose, CA; and New York, NY.

We are available for both hourly work (at $300 per hour, some qualified
discounts are available) and fixed-price projects.  Work is done on the
client site, at our offices, or remote via Internet or telephone

Updated: 2000-12-13


Alcôve, Centre Paris Pleyel, 153 bld Anatole France
93200 Saint-Denis France

Email:  <>

Tél.:   +33 1 49 22 68 00
Fax:    +33 1 49 22 68 01

Founded in 1996, Alcôve's main purpose is to promote and support the
use of GNU/Linux and OSS on the European market.
Expertise in OSS innovation is the foundation of all Alcôve's
We provide key accounts and leading businesses in the field of IT with :

	Technical watching brief
	OSS Certification - Validation - Guarantee
	Drivers for the linux kernel
	Company directory and unified messaging
	Linux Firewall Security Package

Keys: support services, consulting, open source software, GNU/Linux,
Apache, Perl, GNU, Samba, Zope, Imp, OpenLDAP

Average daily rate, depending on the job : 1000 euros.

Updated:  2000-12-14

Amazonia Computing


1981 NW Thomsen Lane
McMinnville, OR  97128

I provide development and technical support for free software
and open source systems including embedded programming, GNU/Linux, the
GNU development suite..

I have over 10 years experience building and maintaining systems ranging
from medical patient monitoring systems to Linux device drivers for
custom PCI plug in cards.

Rates range from $75.00/hr to $90/hr USD.  Will work for a lower rate
if in involves working in either Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, or Cuba.
I am also willing to work on fixed price contracts.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Dipl.-Inform. Gerd Aschemann                     <>
Osannstr. 49
D-64285 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 173 3264070

- Consultant
  + Unix Network and System Administration
  + Distributed Systems and Middleware Infrastructures
- former System Administrator (UNIX and NT) at CS Department, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- 20 years working in the CS field, System administration on different platforms
- 13 years with UNIX/Networking/FreeWare/GNU/X11
- 10 years courses on Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
- Lectures on System and Network Administration
- Platforms: Solaris, GNU/Linux, SunOS, Ultrix, HP-UX, Digital Unix, AIX, SCO, FreeBSDs
- Distributed Platforms and Information Systems (CORBA, WWW, Java, SOAP)

Rates are at 180,-- DM (~85 US$) per hour minimum, depending on the job.
I am willing to travel for sufficiently large jobs.

Updated: 2000-12-18

Baker Research, Ltd.
P. O. Box 10036, Alexandria, VA   22310
Phone:	(703) 960-9500 (Voice)
	(703) 960-8700 (Fax)
email:	<>
Rate:	$75.00/hr to $150.00/hr, or fixed-price projects.


    --Customization of systems for user needs
    --Software product evaluation and recommendation
    --Full-lifecycle software development
    --Programming (C/C++, tcl/tk, bash, perl)
    --Custom backup and archival systems
    --GNU/Linux system installation, configuration, and management
    --Cluster systems support
	-Installation, configuration, and management
	-MPI and Myrinet support
    --Data acquisition, management, visualization, and archival

Updated:  2000-10-30

Don Barry, Ph.D.       <>
Ithaca, NY          

Astrophysicist with extensive and varied hacker background.  Substantial
expertise in mathematical modeling, instrument interface, low-level and
high-level hardware control, statistical analysis, automated/mathematical
typesetting.  Also fluent in opto/electro/mechanical design.  I try to find
solutions using free software when possible and specialize in GNU/Linux
platforms.  Degrees also in chemistry and mathematics.

Speak: C, APL, Fortran, J, Perl, Emacs Lisp, IDL, variety of machine
languages from CDC CYBER (!) to x86 families, TeX/LaTeX, sendmail, and
quite a few others.  Experience on platforms from PDP to present.

Rates: $75--$150 per hour + travel (if required) depending on the needs of
the project, the level of support and availability required, and its
interest to me.

Services: consulting, design, porting, lecturing, support, project definition,
system implementation.

Updated: 2000-12-13

James Craig Burley
97 Arrowhead Circle
Ashland, MA 01721
Email: <>

Expertise (mainly Development and Maintenance):
    Compilers for Imperative Languages (author of GNU Fortran, aka g77)
    Operating System Kernels
    Microcode (mainly VLIW) and Assembler
    Software-Development-System Architecture (including APIs, IDEs)
    Technical Writing (Manager of Documentation)

    Programming Languages C, PL/I, Fortran, PostScript
    Operating Systems Unix, GNU/Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, VAX/VMS, PRIMOS,
      MIT ITS, TOPS-10, TSS/8, IBM MVS
    Assembler/Microcode Languages for Sun SPARC, HP-PA RISC, Numerix VLIWs,
      VAX, Pr1me, IBM 360, PDP-10, PDP-8
    Scripting Languages (many)
    APIs (many)

Rate: $180/hour

Updated: 2000-12-19

   C2V                          Michel Delval <>
   82 bd Haussmann              Jean-Alain Le Borgne <>
   75008 Paris
   Tel (33 1)
   Fax (33 1)
   e-mail: <>

   Services: we offer source or source+binary distribution,
   installation, training, maintenance, technical support,
   consulting, specific development and followup on the GNU software
   development environment: Emacs, gcc/g++, binutils, gas, gdb.

   Porting on new platforms, and professionally developing software
   with the GNU tools in the Unix/X11 environment since they were
   first available.

   Experience: GNU C Compilation toolchain for the SGS-Thomson D950
   and ST20 DSP chips.

   GNU C compilation toolchain (cross-compiler, compiler, linker,
   assembler, debugger) for SparcV7 ERC32 based space systems
   (Sextant Avionique / Alcatel Espace).

   Feasability study, analysis and prototyping of a complete
   compilation toolchain based on the GNU programming tools for the
   CSEM RISC microprocessor family.

   Rates: from 5000 FF/day to 750 000 FF/year, 40% discount for
   educational institutions, add taxes and expenses.  Ask for list.

Updated: 2000-12-14

Cendio Systems AB       <>
Teknikringen 3
SE-583 30 Linkoping=20
+46 13 21 46 00 voice
+46 13 21 47 00 fax  <international site>

Cendio Systems develops, implements and integrates solutions based on
Open Source Software. We also develop and market the Fuego
Firewall(TM), an award winning and easy-to-use firewall, based on

We offer professional services, including support, maintenance,
integration and development in the following areas:

* Embedded Linux
* Client/Server Solutions GNU/Linux/BSD
* Professional Training GNU/Linux, certifications from SAIR Linux/GNU
* Open Source Strategy
* Development/Adaptation of free software

Cendio Systems have deep roots in Linkoping University, and was
founded 1992 as Signum Support. Our headquarters resides in Mjardevi
Science Park in Linkoping and we have an office in Stockholm. We are
currently about fifty employees at both locations.=20

Cendio Systems won the Lotus 'Tux Award' at LotusSphere 2000 for "the
partner who best exemplifies a unique dedication to Lotus and Linux
technologies and has successfully executed their vision in the

Cendio Systems have the following certifications and memberships:

Association of Computing Machinery, Professional Membership
COMPAQ System Specialist (Intel and Alpha Systems)
Embedded Linux Consortium, Founding Member
IBM Value Added Reseller (Netfinity)
IBM Solution Provider (RS/6000)
SAIR GNU/Linux, Accredited Center for education
SGI Systems Integrator=20

Rates: Please request our price list.

Updated: 2000-12-13

CodeSourcery, LLC <>
3421 El Camino Real #35
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 364-5360

CodeSourcery specializes in customization of, enhancements to, and
support for all GNU software.  We have particular experience in the
field of programming tools, and have been responsible for many
features in the GNU C and C++ compilers including the implementation
of member templates and type-based alias analysis.  Mark Mitchell, one
of our co-founders, is a co-maintainer of the GNU Compiler Collection.

We also have experience with GNU tools ranging from emacs to binutils
to gdb to autoconf, and are willing to work on any and all free
software projects.

Please see our web page at for more information
about our products, services, and prices.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Stuart Cracraft         <>
P.O. Box 6061
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92607, USA
Phone: 714-347-8106 (prefer email)
Rate: negotiable

Consultation topics:
Entire GNU suite - porting, compilation, installation,
user-training, administrator-training.

Method: via any combination of telephone, dialup, Internet, in-person, email.

Experience: supporting GNU since project inception, original port of
GNU Emacs to Sun Solaris, original author of GNU Emacs online tutorial.
Expertise in C, Emacs Lisp, Perl, Expect, Oracle, Informix, SunOS, Solaris,
NIS, NFS, system-monitoring via paging. Unix System and Database
administration or development.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Cygnus Solutions
1325 Chesapeake Terrace
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA
+1 408 542 9600 voice
+1 408 542 9699 fax

Cygnus Solutions provides supported and maintained versions of gcc, g++, gdb
with GUI, GNU linker and GNU macro assembler.  In addition, Cygnus provides
these GNU software development tools for well over 100 host-target
configurations.  Support includes bug fixes and semi-annual releases of the
toolset.  Each release is regression tested and includes substantial
improvements and additions to the current release.  Support is available for
groups of 5 or 25 on a wide range of standard, special and vintage
toolchains for native and embedded applications.  New target processors are
being added regularly.  Rates for support for standard products start at $7495.

Cygnus Solutions contact:

	Kathy Powers
	ph: +1-206-888-6002
	fx: +1-206-888-6145
	email: <>

Updated: 1999-04-12

Bruce Dawson    -    <>
CodeMeta, Inc.
Manchester, NH  USA

Specializing in GNU tools such as CVS, gnats, bash, gawk, fileutils...


  o 800 phone support.

  o Modification and development.

  o Training.

Rate: Fixed rate deliverables or $110/hour for hourly work.

Updated: 2000-12-13

DSS Distributed Systems Software, Inc.
3253 Georgia St.                         <>
Richmond, British Columbia V7E 2R4
CANADA                                   (604) 270-9559

GNU-related services:
  We specialize in support for GCC (mainly C and C++), including porting,
  retargeting, and customizing.
  Also, GNU and other free software that falls within our areas of expertise.

  DSS provides software design, implementation, and consulting services.

  Distributed systems:
    o Client/Server architectures, computer networking, communication
    o Directory systems, including X.500 and LDAP
    o High-performance and special-purpose distributed systems and databases:
      scalability, reliability, availability, transactions
    o Computer systems performance analysis

  Compilers, translators, and interpreters, including "small" and
  special-purpose languages

  Consulting rates are $65-$200 USD per hour, plus
  applicable taxes.  Fixed-cost projects are also possible.

Updated: 2000-12-13

 Echo Labs                  <>
 29 Weld St,       
 Nedlands, WA 6009
 Perth, Australia
 +61 (0) 41 356 0008

 Echo Labs is a software consultancy that also provides support and
 development skills.  Specialising in GNU software, particularly Tcl/Tk
 and Linux. We can deliver systems at a fraction of the cost of those
 based on more traditional technologies.  Internet/intranet, telephony
 and data communications solutions, for all platforms are undertaken.
 GUI front-ends done quickly in rapid development process.

 While typically involved in engineering and technical areas, any
 GNU/Open Source software will be supported.

 For further details see:

 Experience: 15+ years C/Unix, Sun, SCO, GNU/Linux, Win/NT.
             Secure WWW servers (Apache SSL), Ecommerce solutions.
             Systems programming, device drivers, hardware interfacing.
             GNU tools/utilities, telephony and Embedded & realtime
             systems. Communications protocols and implementation.

 Degrees:    BAppSc (CS) (Distinction), Curtin University, Perth

 Rates:      AUS $50-75/hr neg.

Updated:    2000-12-14

Noah Friedman                   <>
6114 La Salle Ave. #739
Oakland, CA 94611-2802

Author of several Emacs Lisp packages and parts of Emacs, as well as
numerous network and unix system utilities.  Co-maintained GNU Texinfo and
Autoconf for a couple of years.  Experienced unix systems engineer.
FSF employee Feb 1991--Sep 1994.

I can perform installation, porting, and enhancement of all GNU software
and any other free software, especially for Linux/GNU systems; design
high-capacity hardware-redundant servers for production environments;
provide consulting on the use of version control management with CVS; and I
am willing to provide handholding for shell programming and Emacs Lisp

Fees negotiable, averaging $100-$150/hour.  I can work in the California
bay area or anywhere accessible on the Internet.  For larger jobs I may be
willing to travel.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Brian Gough                         <>
Network Theory Limited    
Bristol, United Kingdom

Tel: 0117 9681086 (in UK), +44 117 9681086 (outside UK)

I provide support and development of free software on a contract
basis.  I can work at your site, over the internet, or by phone/email.
I have extensive experience with many free software packages,
particularly for web development.

I can also provide specialized consulting in numerical software
development for scientific and quantitative applications.

Rate: 40-60 pounds/hour, depending on location.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Ronald F. Guilmette    <>
RG Consulting
1751 East Roseville Pkwy. #1828
Roseville, CA 95661
Tel: +1 916 786 7945
FAX: +1 916 786 5311

Services:      Development & porting of GNU software development tools.

GNU Contributions:
               Invented, designed, and implemented the protoize and
               unprotoize tools supplied with GCC2.

               Designed and developed all code to support the generation
               of Dwarf symbolic debugging information for System V Release
               4 in GCC2.

               Performed original port of GNU compilers to SVr4 system.

               Finished port of GNU compilers to Intel i860 RISC

Experience:    13+ years UNIX systems experience, all working on compilers
               and related tools.

               7+ years working professionally on GCC, G++, and GDB under
               contract to various firms including the Microelectronics
               and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), Data General (DG),
               Network Computing Devices (NCD), and Intel Corp.

Other qualifications:
               Developer of the RoadTest (tm) C and C++ commercial
               compiler test suites.

               Former vice-chairman of UNIX International Programming
               Languages Special Interest Group (UI/PLSIG).

               Bachelor's and a Master's degrees, both in Computer Science.

Rates:         Variable depending upon contract duration.  Call for quote.

Updated: 2000-12-13

15-17 avenue de ségur
75007 Paris

Tel - +33144420000  Fax - +33144420001,

IDEALX is involved in the development of Open Source solutions,and
ensures their deployment and maintenance.
Technical support
Technology watch

Rates - Variable

Updated: 2000-12-13

Ehud Karni     <>

Support of Emacs & Emacs lisp, GNU/Linux, Cygwin.

Fee:  $75/hour.

Updated: 2001-01-10

Bradley M. Kuhn

I am available for part-time system administration, software development and
training.  I have extensive experience with system administration of
GNU/Linux systems, and free software software development.  I have also
taught courses in C++ and Perl.  As an employee of the FSF, I have a unique
perspective on the free software community.
Please visit my homepage for more information on my background and skills.
My resume is also available there.
I am available for both 1099 and W2 on-site contracting in the Boston, MA,
USA metropolitan area, as well as remote consulting via dialup or Internet
connection anywhere in the USA.  I am not interested in relocation.
However, temporary (two week maximum) jobs with paid expenses at other
locations will be considered.
My rate varies greatly (between $25-$48/hour) depending on the
circumstances.  Rates for non-profit organizations will be on the lower end
of the spectrum, if I support your cause.

Updated: 2000-12-17

Paul Gillingwater, CEO
CSO Lanifex Unternehmensberatungs & Softwareentwicklung GmbH
Praterstrasse 60
A-1020 Vienna, Austria
Phone.: +43/1/2699293-21
Fax.: +43/1/2699293-13
Mobile.: +43/699/19223085

 CSO Lanifex is an effective team of software developers who are
actively implementing Web-based database systems, using a variety of
Open Source technologies, including GNU/Linux, PHP, MySQL, Perl and
especially the Midgard Project.

 Our speciality is Web development with content management, especially
for larger Web portals and e-Commerce systems.  We're very much
in-favour of Free (as in speech) software, and have used it for almost
all of our customers.

 We have eight staff, with a variety of skills, including RHCE, PHP,
Perl, C, Java, SQL, network design, security consulting, Internet
routing, UMS etc.  The CEO personally has over 20 years of experience
with UNIX, and more than 10 years experience with a variety of
Internet technologies.  For a more complete list, please refer to our
Web site listed below.

For further details see:

Rates: ATS 1.500/hr neg.

Updated: 2000-12-19

Greg Lehey
PO Box 460
Echunga SA 5153

Phone:	+61-8-8388-8286
Fax:	+61-8-8388-8725
Mobile:	+61-418-838-708
Mail	<>

Services: Supply, porting, installation, consultation on all GNU

Experience: 25 years OS and compiler experience, ports of most GNU
products.  Author of ported software CD-ROM for UNIX System V.4.2,
"Porting UNIX Software" (O'Reilly), "Installing and Running FreeBSD"
and "The Complete FreeBSD" (both Walnut Creek).

Rates: Choice of AUD 240 per hour or hotline rates AUD 5 per minute.
Outside Australia, $US 120 per hour or $US 2.50 per minute.  Quick,
well prepared questions by mail may be free.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Alan Lehotsky                                               <>
Quality Software Management
634 West St
Carlisle, MA 01741

Phone:  (978)287-0435
Fax:    (978)287-0436

                 -  Support for GNU compilers, including rehost/retarget
                 -  GNU Binutils rehost/retarget.
                 -  Perl internals hacking
                 -  General system software work (SW tools, O/S, device drivers)
                 -  runtime library (especially floating point)
                 -  project management
                 -  software process improvement

Experience:     15+ years of design and implementation of optimizing
                compilers.  "Mr. Bliss" at Digital in the 70's and early
                80's.  Experience with Motorola 68k, PowerPC, SPARC, Intel
                x86 and IA64 (Merced), MIPS, NS32K, ADI SHARC DSP, VAX, PDP-11,
                PDP-10.  Wrote or maintained compilers for Ada, BLISS, C, C++,
                FORTRAN, Pascal, Modula/2,  O/S experience includes Unix (OSF/1,
                SunOS, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX), VAX/VMS, Windows/NT, MacOS.

                6 years experience with GCC internals, including major
                changes to support 8 bit bytes on word-address SHARC DSP and
                general support of PowerPC code generation. Retargetted
                gcc/binutils cross-tools to ASIC used in optical switch.

References available

Rates:          $110/hr.
                 fixed price possible for well-defined deliverables.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Reuven M. Lerner
Lerner Communications Consulting Ltd.
PO Box 518
105 Nahar Ha-Yarden Street
Modi'in 71700
Israel				<>

Phone:     08-973-2225 (within Israel)
       +972-8-973-2225 (outside of Israel)

Fax:       08-973-0477 (within Israel)
       +972-8-973-0477 (outside of Israel)


We specialize in writing custom Web and Internet applications.  In

- We create database-backed Web sites using Perl, Tcl, Python, Java,
  Apache, mod_perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and (when free software doesn't
  suffice) Oracle.

- We offer support and service for system administrators who need help
  with their GNU/Linux systems.

- We offer training in a variety of programming languages (Perl, Tcl,
  Python, and Java) and in GNU/Linux administration.

Consulting rates: $150/hour, or $100/hour for non-profits

Updated: 2000-12-13

Richard Levitte             (in TeX: Richard Levitte
Levitte Programming                  Levitte Programming
Spannvagen 38, I                     Spannv\"agen 28, I
S-168 35  Bromma                     S-168 35  Bromma
Sweden                               Sweden)  +46 (8) 26 52 47      (there is an answering machine)
Cellular: +46 (708) 26 53 44
e-mail:   <>

What I do:
        Primarily I work on GNU software for VMS, both VAX and AXP.  I've
        been porting GNU Emacs to VMS since spring 1991.  I've  ported a
        bunch of other GNU programs as well.  I maintain GNU vmslib.
        For further info, see

Programs supported:
        To a varying degree (ranging from extension and porting to
        installation and simple questions) at the time of updating this
        - GNU vmslib, emacs, autoconf, zip, diffutils, m4, patch, texinfo,
          C/C++; on both VMS and Unix.
        - Other GNU programs to a small degree; on Unix.
        For further info, look at

        Fluent in TeX/LaTeX and many programming languages.
        Modified key elements in Emacs (e.g., memory and process management)
        to work transparently on VMS.  I have very good knowledge in the VMS
        operating system.  I'm also knowledged in the a few Unix flavors.
        For further info, see

Your Rate:
        $70-$100/hour (500-800 SEK in sweden), plus expenses.  My rates
        are negotiable, depending on how interesting the project is to me.

Updated: 2000-05-28

Gordon Matzigkeit                 <>
Box 325                 
Lumsden, Saskatchewan  S0G 3C0    Voice: (306) 731-3011

I will gladly help novice and intermediate computer users to install,
understand, and use free software, whether or not I have prior
experience with that software.  I know my limitations well, and will
freely give other contacts if I cannot solve your problem myself.

I have over 5 years of experience with several of the major free OSes:
GNU/Linux (Debian, Red Hat), NetBSD, FreeBSD, and GNU/Hurd.  Some of
my specialties are networking, Emacs, Automake, Autoconf, C, Perl, and
shell script programming.

My rates are negotiable depending on the task: usually $40-$60
(Canadian) per hour.  Flat rates preferred.

Updated:  2000-12-19

 NetGuide Scandinavia AB <>
 Tankeg=E5ngen 4
 S-417 56 G=F6teborg, Sweden
 +46 31 50 79 00 voice
 +46 31 50 79 39 fax
NetGuide Scandinavia AB is a company that does consultant jobs and holds
courses in the fields of Unix software, TCP/IP networking and Internet
applications. The people behind NetGuide Scandinavia AB have many years of
general Unix experience, both as system administrators and as
programmers, and also extensive experience in maintaining the GNU
programs; in administration as well as finding and fixing bugs.
Services offered:
 - Installation and customizing GNU and other free software.  We will
   make free software as easy to install and use as shrink wrapped
 - Service and support subscriptions.
 - Warranty protection.
 - Customization and porting.
 - Subscriptions to new versions which we will send monthly or with
   any other interval.
 - Finding, recommending and investigating free software in any
   area of the customers choice.
 - Regular consulting.
 - Support on Internet service software, especially the free
 - Support on GNU/Linux.
 - Freeware based courses in Unix usage, C, C++, or any GNU tools
 Rates: For courses, contact us for a quote,
 For consulting, $60-120/hour, depending on contract length.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Thien-Thi Nguyen
San Diego, CA, USA

 - scheme, common lisp, elisp, c, perl, verilog, sh, etc
 - software architecture / implementation / testing
 - hardware design / verification
 - tools flow / environment tweaking / scripting
 - simulators / transactors / stimulus generators
 - glue code / integration


Rate: $100/hr, possibly less

Updated: 2000-12-13

David Nicol
Post office box 45163
Kansas City, Missouri 64171

Unix, GNU/Linux, Perl installation, C, C++, Lisp, Perl programming.

CGI programming.

Installation, porting.

Specification development, design, implementation, documentation.

Rate: $60/hour, or fixed contract.  On-site support available in
greater Kansas City area.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Jonas Oberg                  (TeX: Jonas \"Oberg
Skalangsgatan 11B                  Sk\"al\"angsgatan 11B
S-723 36  Vasteras                 S-723 36 V\"aster\.as
Sweden                             Sweden)

Phone: +46-21-144831
E-mail: <>
I offer support for most GNU software including the GNU
Hurd and also do system administration on GNU systems.
I can do free software development and have a good
understanding of automake, autoconf, flex, bison, guile,
texinfo and much more. Rates around USD$100.
Updated: 2000-12-13

  Peter Olsen
  P.O. Box 410
  Simpsonville, MD 21150
  What I do:  Mathematical modeling and model building using Gnu
          and other Free Software.  Scientific and engineering
          analysis, modeling, and programming in FORTRAN, C, LISP,
          and Java.  Statistical analysis.  Emacs customization.
  Examples of my previous work:
               1. I built the model used predict the
          amount of work required to clean up the Exxon Valdez oil
          spill.  Model was completed in ten days, used to allocate
          resources for $2 billion summer cleanup, predictions were
               2. I built a model applying commercial capital
          investment standards to a Federal Agency budget, helped
          support $250 Million budget increase.
  Credo:  Engineering is the art of applying a professional
          knowledge of mathematics and the physical sciences to
          improve the quality of life.
  Rates:  $135/hour (+ travel and expenses) on site,
           $95/hour remote access.
  Notes:  1. Visiting Lecturer for Society for Industrial and Applied
          Mathematics:  Will speak without fee about Valdez model
          (or other work) to Educational and not-for-profit
          organizations (plus most-economical travel and living
          expenses or travel or living arrangements in kind).
          2. I do not accept offers which pose the danger
          of conflict of interest with any present or former client
          or employer.

Updated: 2000-12-13

    Open Systems Computing AS       Open Systems Computing AS
    Kongensgate 9                   Rogaland Kunnskapspark, PB 8034
    N-0153 Oslo                     Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 11
    Norway                          N-4068 Stavanger

Phone:               Fax:
  +47 22 20 40 50    +47 22 20 02 85

Web:                 E-mail:  <>

Open Systems Computing AS can provide programming support for all
GNU software -- extending or adopting it to meet customer needs.
Prices vary with software and project.  Hourly fees are in the $80-120
range.  Fixed-priced projects are also available.  Phone support is
available only for customers with support contracts.

Updated:  2000-12-19

Francesco Potortì <>
Via S.Stefano, 8
56123 Pisa, Italy
Tel. (050)560671

Emacs:	installation and maintenance, training and tutorials,
	customisation, extensions, troubleshooting.  Author of some of
	the packages in the emacs distribution, has made the porting
	of emacs to the Motorola Delta architecture.

Other:	installation and maintenance of GNU software.  Experience with
	hylafax, RCS, gperf, etags, smail, indent, diff, gawk, gcc,
	screen.  Is the current maintainer of etags.

Rates:	100 E/hour.
	Prefer e-mail communication to telephone.

Qualifications: Electronic Engineering degree, Pisa.  Full time
	researcher in CNUCE-CNR.
	Familiar with elisp programming and porting of C programs.

Updated:  2000-12-13

Quoll Systems Pty Ltd, see 
8 Brown St, Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT, Australia.
Phone: +61 8 8941 7150 Fax: +61 8 8941 7151 Mobile: 0409 691 399 
e-mail: <> or <>
QS is a small (4 full-time staff + 15 part-timers) which does a variety
of things in the *IX, technical computing area including:
 	   o Systems development/maintainence (in most programming languages)
 	   o Training (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Apache, Perl, ...)
 	   o Consulting in areas such as security, reliability,
Recent projects have included wind turbine generator control, water
quality databases, remote area satelliate communications, Apache Web
serving, ISP configurations, *nix training. Staff have provided some
small contributions to the GNU and BSD projects over the years. We
also have a bit of expertise in the embedded(inside people) systems 
area in addition to the standard building work. 

We can provide local (i.e. southern hemisphere/south east asia) support 
for most of the vast range of free software systems including: GNU/Linux,
FreeBSD, OpenBSD , OpenSSH, Sendmail, various compilers and networking
tools. Remote support can also be arranged.

Rates: vary depending on the work, period and staff provided but let 
       us pick 100$US/hr as a starting point for senior staff.
Updated: 2000-12-13

Relogic AB
Pipersgatan 26
Box 868
SE-112 28  Stockholm

phone +46 708 800 000
fax +46 708 800 580

Relogic provides experienced unix developers that know and love GNU
products. We can take on anything from single contractor support to
full scale projects. We know all programming languages and all Unix

Updated: 2000-12-14
Phillip Rulon
122 Blossom Rd.
Westport, MA 02790

15 years experience with GNU systems and tools.  Available for any free
software project.  Most useful for network design and construction or
dynamic web development.  Very good Debian, Perl, and Apache.

Boston, travel OK.
$100/hr, flat rate possible.

Updated: 2000-12-18
Stanislav Shalunov <>

Customizing GNU Emacs (new modes OK).  Installing and troubleshooting
free software.  Rate: $60-100/hour.  NYC area, telecommuting preferred.
References available.

Updated: 2000-12-12

SRA (Software Research Associates, Inc., Japan)      <>
3-12, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 160-0004 Japan

+81-3-3357-9361 voice
+81-3-3351-0880 fax

We provide GNU software support at a reasonable charge, 
aiming to promote the sound growth of free software and to 
create a new culture in the software world. 


   We have just started "GCC and CVS membership support service".
   We provide various support menus.  Please refer to for details.

What we provide is:

   1. Research and development of GNU software. 
   2. Development, porting, and customization of GNU software itself. 
   3. Helping people who are willing to port and provide GNU software 
      to their customers, but are unable to do so due to  a lack of resources. 
   4. Providing a variety of educational and training services including 
      how to port or to customize. 
   5. The result of the work will become free software covered under the 
      GNU licenses (GPL or LGPL), so it will be possible not only to share
      the results with others but to eliminate unnecessary investment also. 
   6. Passing the result to the program package maintainers (if needed). 
   7. Also, making contributions to FSF (Free Software Foundation, Inc.) 
      which is the organization that develops and distributes GNU software

   Furthermore, we provide services *native to Japan*, that is, 
   services for Japanese-speaking people --- receiving inquiries and
   answering in Japanese.

   Determined by estimation.

Updated: 2000-10-24

Andre Spiegel    <>
Berlin, Germany

Maintainer of the GNU Emacs version control package (VC).

I can provide consulting and practical help for the installation and
administration of GNU/Linux systems, in particular Debian.  Also
knowledgeable on many other Unix derivates, and network technology.
Installation, porting and customization of GNU software is possible; I
have programming experience in C, C++, Java, and Emacs Lisp, among
others.  Expertise in version control using RCS or CVS.  I also give
seminars on the above subjects.

Rates: 150 DM/hr (US$ 85)

Updated: 2000-12-19

Name:           Julian Stacey <> <> <>
Location:       Muenchen, Deutschland   (Munich, Germany).
Qualifications: University Degree,  BSc Hons Computers & Cybernetics,  1980.
Phone:          +49.89.268616   Fax: +49.89.2608126   Data: +49.89.26023276
Resume:  Older:
Time Zone:      +01:00
Rate:           DM 200 - DM 160 / Hour.
Specialisation: Unix (Pref. BSD or Linux), C, X-Windows, FSF tools, firewalls,
                systems engineering, hardware interfacing, real time/embedded,
                custom design & porting. No { Emacs, Cobol, Microsoft }.
Free Sources:   All BSD sources (updated daily), X-Windows, XFree86, FSF.
                Personal sources are here:
                Copy Charge dependent on time+postage+media
Free GCC-1.40:  For Symmetric Computer Systems Model 375 (native cc is broken).
Languages:      I am English. Ich verstehe Deutsch. Je comprend Francais,
                (mais je ecris une response en Anglais).  Avoid dialect,
                (use Hoch Deutsch,  not Bayerisch);  Spell slowly & clearly,
                (umlauts are not recognised);  Use single digits:  avoid
                inverted German pairs (EG "eight hundred, two and thirty",
                & convoluted French ("four twenties and fifteen").
Contact:        State aprox. days/weeks/months you want professional
                consultancy at full commercial rates,  .. OR ..
Note I am NOT a free help desk !
                Post your questions to an Internet newsgroup, & let those with
                most time, best knowledge, & inclination answer.  If you must
                phone me (& I'd much prefer you did Not), Rules apply: First
                ask for a few minutes advice "Free Of Charge".  (Do not swamp
                me with your problem & leave me to deduce you are not a paying
                customer).  Use some English.  Give an email address for
                forwarding later info.  Volunteer to phone back later to hear
                subsequent info/solutions I/friends/net come up with. I do not
                pay phone charges to call strangers.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Richard M. Stallman	<>
545 Tech Sq, Rm 430
Cambridge, MA 02139

Emacs: anything whatever
Is anyone interested in courses in using or extending GNU Emacs?

Original inventor of Emacs and main author of GNU Emacs and GCC.

Rates: $6/min or $250/hr.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Static Free Software
4119 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, Ca 94028
(650) 851-2927

Static Free Software developed and supports the "Electric VLSI Design
System".  Steven Rubin, the founder of the company and author of
Electric, is available for enhancements, support, and training.

Please see our web page at for more information
about our products, services, and prices.

Updated: 2000-12-12

Kayvan A. Sylvan <>
Sylvan Associates, Inc.
879 Lewiston Drive
San Jose, CA 95136-1517
Phone: (408) 978-1407
Fax:   (408) 978-0472

I will help you port, install and customize GNU Emacs, GCC, G++, GNUmake,
bison, and other GNU tools on almost any architecture and operating
system. Questions answered. GNU C/C++, Java and lisp hacking available.

I will also do ongoing support and periodic upgrades if you get on my GNU
software subscription list.

Rates: $100-$125/hour, depending on type and quantity of work.
Substantial discounts for long-term contracts and also for educational or
non-profit institutions.

Experience: Many different Unix systems (2.9BSD to 4.4BSD, Xenix, SVR3 and
SVR4, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD). Systems programming and system
administration on all brands of Unix.

Kernel hacking experience. Lots of porting experience.

Updated:  2000-12-13

Alfredo Tomasini
<>, <>

GNU/Linux Intel desktop/laptop installation, setup, and networking.
Installation of GNU tools on SunOS and GNU/Linux.
Sed and Gawk script development.

Languages:  English and Italian.

Fee:  $50/hour.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Leonard H. Tower Jr.    <>      <>
36 Porter Street
Somerville, MA  02143

Will work on most GNU software.
Installation, handholding, trouble shooting, extensions, teaching.

Rates: $ 200.00/hour + travel expenses.  Fixed fee quotes available.
         Negotiable for non-profits.

Experience: Have hacked on over a dozen architectures in many languages.  Have
system mothered too many varieties of Unixes.  Assisted rms with the front end
of gcc and its back-end support.  Installed and worked with many GNU
programs including GNU Emacs. Resume available on request.

Updated: 2000-12-13

Jody Winston
xprt Computer Consulting, Inc.
731 Voyager
Houston, TX, 77062
(281) 480-UNIX, <>

We have supported, installed, and used the entire GNU software suite
for over 10 years on many different Unix platforms.  We have written
character device drivers and proc file systems for custom hardware
running on GNU/Linux.  We have developed extensions for tcl and Python.
In addition, we have developed a custom X11 server and X input
extensions. Our consulting rate is $150.00 US dollars per hour,
negotiable, plus a per diem for out of town work.

Updated: 2000-12-13

The Written Word
Tel:   (800) 372-7476

The Written Word provides CDs of pre-compiled Open Source applications
on popular UNIX variants.  Clients can purchase a one-time CD set
($149/set), or a subscription, which provides four quarterly releases.
Two types of subscription are available: "media only" ($550/year), or
"media and updates" ($1459/year).  The "media and updates"
subscription entitles the subscriber, via a web site, to patches,
security fixes, new releases to existing packages, new packages,
online documentation, and changelog information, between releases, and
a central bug tracking system for all packages.

Updated:  2000-11-27

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