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-*- text -*- 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 technical 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: service@gnu.org ** Please keep the entries in this file alphabetical **


Aaronsen Group, Ltd. <gnu@aaronsen.com> 600 Grant St. Suite 5345 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 US +1 412 391 6000 voice +1 412 361 5991 fax http://www.aaronsen.com/gnu 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 connection Updated: 2001-05-08


Alcôve ------ Alcôve, Centre Paris Pleyel, 153 bld Anatole France 93200 Saint-Denis France Email: <infos@alcove.fr> Web: http://www.alcove.com 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 activities. We provide key accounts and leading businesses in the field of IT with : Consultancy Engineering Training Support 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: 2001-06-26


Allegro Consultants, Inc. <info@gccsupport.com> 1072 De Anza Blvd., Suite B101 San Jose, CA 95129-3532 USA +1 408 252-2330 voice +1 408 252-2334 fax http://www.gccsupport.com Allegro Consultants, Inc, in association with DIS International, is now offering annual support contracts covering the GNU Compiler Collection and related tools, including the GCC C and C++ compilers for MPE/iX. The free GCC C and C++ compilers have been available on MPE/iX for several years now, and are used for mission-critical applications by many organizations including Hewlett-Packard. Until now, assistance was available only from Mark Klein of DIS on a limited, voluntary basis. Mark is the person who originally ported GCC to the HP e3000, and he continues to maintain the software and port new versions. Support contracts start at $1,995.00/year for an organization (unlimited number of HP e3000 computer systems) with two designated callers. Additional options are available for large organizations who need to designate more than two authorized callers, or who want the additional security of 24x7 coverage. Updated: 2001-06-12


Amazonia Computing <rick@viclink.com> http://www.viclink.com/~rick 1981 NW Thomsen Lane McMinnville, OR 97128 503-474-0572 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: 2001-05-08


Dipl.-Inform. Gerd Aschemann <gerd@aschemann.net> Osannstr. 49 D-64285 Darmstadt Tel.: +49 173 3264070 http://www.aschemann.net/ - 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: 2001-05-09


Baker Research, Ltd. P. O. Box 10036, Alexandria, VA 22310 Phone: (703) 960-9500 (Voice) (703) 960-8700 (Fax) Web: http://www.baker-research.com email: <solutions@baker-research.com> Rate: $75.00/hr to $150.00/hr, or fixed-price projects. Services: --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: 2001-05-11


Don Barry, Ph.D. <don@astro.cornell.edu> 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: 2001-05-09


James Craig Burley 97 Arrowhead Circle Ashland, MA 01721 Email: <craig@jcb-sc.com> Web: http://world.std.com/~burley/ Expertise (mainly Development and Maintenance): Compilers for Imperative Languages (author of GNU Fortran, aka g77) Operating System Kernels Tools/Utilities Microcode (mainly VLIW) and Assembler Software-Development-System Architecture (including APIs, IDEs) Debugging Technical Writing (Manager of Documentation) Experience: 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: 2001-05-08


C2V Michel Delval <mfd@c2v.com> 82 bd Haussmann Jean-Alain Le Borgne <jalb@c2v.com> 75008 Paris France Tel (33 1) 40.08.07.07 Fax (33 1) 43.87.35.99 http://www.c2v.com/freesoft.htm e-mail: <consult@c2v.com> 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: 2001-05-09


Cendio Systems AB <info@cendio.com> Teknikringen 3 SE-583 30 Linkoping SWEDEN +46 13 21 46 00 voice +46 13 21 47 00 fax http://www.cendio.com/ <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 GNU/Linux. 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. 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 marketplace." 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 Rates: Please request our price list. Updated: 2001-05-09


Alex Cherepanov 111 McDade Blvd, Apt. A-205, Folsom, PA 19033 Phone: 610 529 3475 email: <alexcher@erols.com> Web: http://users.erols.com/alexcher/ Services: Support and maintenance of free PostScript and PDF software including Ghostscript, ps2pdf, a2ps, tiff2ps, pdfopt. General imaging, font, and PDL consulting. Experience: 12 years experience in software engineering, 5 years in PostScript and digital color printing. Rates: $50-75/hour, depending on contract length. Updated: 2001-05-22


CodeSourcery, LLC <info@codesourcery.com> 9978 Granite Point Ct Granite Bay, CA 95746 (650) 364-5360 http://www.codesourcery.com 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 www.codesourcery.com for more information about our products, services, and prices. Updated: 2001-05-16


Mike Coleman <mkc@mathdogs.com> Math Dogs, LLC (http://www.mathdogs.com) 1705 N.E. 68th St. Gladstone, MO (near Kansas City, Missouri) +1 816 436 6152 Services: Development, porting, support, and documentation for Free Software. I'm a generalist--what I don't already know I'm able and willing to learn. Experience: 13+ years experience with Unix systems, especially GNU/Linux. Extensive development using C/C++ and the GNU tool chain. Some device driver work. Also Python and Java. Debian packaging. Some knowledge of Ogg Vorbis internals. Other qualifications: Creator of SUBTERFUGUE, a system call interposition tool (think "strace plus expect") for GNU/Linux. (http://subterfugue.org) MSCS, BSCS, and BS Math degrees. FSF supporter. Terms: Special rate for Free Software work: $75 per hour (plus materials and travel expenses, if any). Call for more details. I will travel for short periods and/or fascinating projects, but prefer working via phone or Internet when possible. Updated: 2001-05-08


Stuart Cracraft <cracraft@gnu.org> 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


Bruce Dawson - <jbd@codemeta.com> CodeMeta, Inc. Manchester, NH USA 800-354-2209 Specializing in GNU tools such as CVS, gnats, bash, gawk, fileutils... Services: o 800 phone support. o Modification and development. o Training. Rate: Fixed rate deliverables or $110/hour for hourly work. http://www.codemeta.com Updated: 2001-05-09


Martin Deen Consulting <sunra@mail.hypermart.net> 426 Marietta St. #503 Atlanta, GA 30313 (V) 404-931-5392 http://sunra.hypermart.net Consultant with many years supporting the GNU/Linux environment and working with Open Source solutions. Available for hourly and per project work. Hourly rates start at $100/hr. Work can be done on client site, offsite, or remotely via Internet. Can take engagements in Atlanta with little notice, call for arangements elsewhere. Updated: 2001-04-20


DSS Distributed Systems Software, Inc. 3253 Georgia St. <dss@dss.bc.ca> Richmond, British Columbia V7E 2R4 http://www.dss.bc.ca 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. Expertise: DSS provides software design, implementation, and consulting services. Distributed systems: o Client/Server architectures, computer networking, communication protocols 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 Rates: Consulting rates are $65-$200 USD per hour, plus applicable taxes. Fixed-cost projects are also possible. Updated: 2001-05-10


John W. Eaton <jwe@gnu.org>, <jwe@net66.com> Experience: Original author and current maintainer of GNU Octave (http://www.octave.org). Derivatives of the Unix man utility that I wrote in 1990 are currently distributed with several GNU/Linux systems. Improved GNU Make's support for VPATH and object libraries on VMS systems. Various other enhancements and bug fixes for other free software tools. I have more than 18 years experience programming various languages and systems, more than 13 years as a user and system mangler of Unix systems, including Ultrix, SunOS, AIX, HP/UX, BSD, IRIX, Digital Unix, and GNU/Linux. Long-time user of GNU tools on all these platforms. Programming: Octave, Matlab, C++, C, Fortran, Emacs Lisp, TeX/LaTeX, AWK, M4, Autoconf, Make, Lex & YACC, Unix shell programming, etc. Services: Anything related to programming and extending Octave. Porting, installation, and customization of GNU/Linux and GNU tools. Unix system administration. Rates: $100/hour + travel and expenses (if required). Will consider travel for short periods and/or sufficiently interesting jobs, but prefer to work via the net or email. Lower rates for non-profits. Updated: 2001-05-14


Echo Labs <echo@iinet.net.au> 29 Weld St, http://www.iinet.net.au/~echo/ 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: http://www.iinet.net.au/~echo/ 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: 2001-05-09


Noah Friedman <friedman@splode.com> 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 development. 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: 2001-05-08


Brian Gough <bjg@network-theory.co.uk> Network Theory Limited http://www.network-theory.co.uk/ Bristol, United Kingdom Tel: 0117 3179309 (in UK), +44 117 3179309 (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: 2001-09-05


Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg@monkeys.com> 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 processor. 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


IDEALX 15-17 avenue de ségur 75007 Paris France Tel - +33144420000 Fax - +33144420001 http://www.IDEALX.com, http://www.IDEALX.org IDEALX is involved in the development of Open Source solutions,and ensures their deployment and maintenance. Development Technical support Technology watch Consulting Engineering Training Rates - Variable Updated: 2000-12-13


Ehud Karni <kehud@iname.com> Israel Support of Emacs & Emacs lisp, GNU/Linux, Cygwin. Fee: $75/hour. Updated: 2001-05-09


Bradley M. Kuhn <bkuhn@ebb.org> http://www.ebb.org/bkuhn 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 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-$60/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: 2001-06-14


Paul Gillingwater, CEO CSO Lanifex Unternehmensberatungs & Softwareentwicklung GmbH Praterstrasse 60 A-1020 Vienna, Austria http://www.lanifex.com 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: http://www.lanifex.com Rates: ATS 1.500/hr neg. Updated: 2000-12-19


Greg Lehey LEMIS PO Box 460 Echunga SA 5153 Australia Phone: +61-8-8388-8286 Fax: +61-8-8388-8725 Mobile: +61-418-838-708 Mail <grog@lemis.com> Services: Supply, porting, installation, consultation on all GNU products. 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 300 per hour or hotline rates AUD 6 per minute. Outside Australia, $US 180 per hour or $US 3.50 per minute. Quick, well prepared questions by mail may be free. Updated: 2001-05-09


Alan Lehotsky <apl@alum.mit.edu> Quality Software Management 634 West St Carlisle, MA 01741 Phone: (978)287-0435 Fax: (978)287-0436 Services: - Support for GNU compilers, including rehost/retarget - GNU Binutils rehost/retarget. - cgen/sim - Perl internals hacking - General system software work (SW tools, O/S, device drivers) - runtime library (especially floating point) - project management - software process improvement Experience: 20+ 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. 8 years experience with GCC internals, including major changes to support 8 bit bytes on word-address Analog Devices SHARC DSP and general support of PowerPC code generation. Retargetted gcc/binutils cross-tools to ASIC used in optical switch. Retargeted gcc to 8 bit "internet toaster" micro-computer. References available Rates: $110/hr. fixed price possible for well-defined deliverables. Updated: 2001-05-08


Reuven M. Lerner Lerner Communications Consulting Ltd. PO Box 518 105 Nahar Ha-Yarden Street Modi'in 71700 Israel <reuven@lerner.co.il> 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) WWW: http://www.lerner.co.il We specialize in writing custom Web and Internet applications. In particular: - 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: 2001-05-09


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) Tel.nr.: +46 (8) 26 52 47 (there is an answering machine) Cellular: +46 (708) 26 53 44 e-mail: <levitte@lp.se> 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 http://www.lp.se/~levitte/prof/resume.html Programs supported: To a varying degree (ranging from extension and porting to installation and simple questions) at the time of updating this entry: - 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 http://www.lp.se/products/gnu.html Experience: 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 http://www.lp.se/~levitte/prof/resume.html 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 <gord@gnu.org> Box 325 http://fig.org/~gord/ Lumsden, Saskatchewan S0G 3C0 Voice: (306) 731-3011 CANADA 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 <info@netg.se> Tankeg=E5ngen 4 S-417 56 G=F6teborg, Sweden +46 31 50 79 00 voice +46 31 50 79 39 fax http://www.netg.se 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 programs. - 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 ttn@glug.org 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 Resume: http://www.glug.org/people/ttn/resume.html Rate: $100/hr, possibly less Updated: 2001-05-08


David Nicol Post office box 45163 Kansas City, Missouri 64171 <david@tipjar.com> http://www.tipjar.com/dnconsult 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: 2001-05-08


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: <jonas@gnu.org> 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: 2001-05-09


Peter Olsen P.O. Box 410 Simpsonville, MD 21150 <p@sigmaxi.org> 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 accurate. 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 Norway Phone: Fax: +47 22 20 40 50 +47 22 20 02 85 Web: E-mail: http://www.osc.no <gnu-support@osc.no> 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: 2001-05-09


Francesco Potortì <pot@gnu.org> 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, porting of C programs, low-level TCP/IP programming for embedded systems. Updated: 2001-05-09


Quoll Systems Pty Ltd, see http://quoll.com.au 8 Brown St, Fannie Bay, Darwin, NT, Australia. Phone: +61 8 8941 7150 Fax: +61 8 8941 7151 Mobile: 0409 691 399 e-mail: <pjm@gnu.org> or <info@quoll.com.au> 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


Red Hat, Inc. <embedded-info@redhat.com> 1325 Chesapeake Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA Toll free: 866-2REDHAT ext. 3005 +1 408 542 9600 voice +1 408 542 9699 fax GNUPro Tools Red Hat provides supported and maintained versions of gcc, g++, gdb with GUI, GNU linker and GNU macro assembler. In addition, Red Hat provides these GNU software development tools for well over many popular 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 through Incident support packages, or Unlimited support for specific user groups. GNUPro is available with standard, custom, and vintage toolchains for both native and embedded application development. New target processors are being added regularly. Rates for support for standard products start at $12,500. Embedded Linux Red Hat offers Red Hat Embedded Linux to companies looking for an open source and royalty-free runtime solution. Red Hat Embedded Linux currently supports certain ARM, StrongARM, and MIPS families of processors. Embedded Linux supports multiple graphics APIs, is compliant with POSIX APIs and thread support, can be configured as low as 512k memory footprint including TCP/IP and NFS built into the kernel, and supports journaling and transparent compression in filesystems. Support for new processors is available via Red Hat Professional Services. Updated: 2001-05-16


Relogic AB Pipersgatan 26 Box 868 SE-112 28 Stockholm SWEDEN web http://www.relogic.se e-mail info@relogic.se 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 dialects. Updated: 2000-12-14 ^_ Phillip Rulon 122 Blossom Rd. Westport, MA 02790 USA 508.672.3007 <pjr@gnu.org> 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 <shalunov@mccme.ru> 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) <info-wingnut@sra.co.jp> 1-1-1, Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8605 Japan +81-3-3234-5610 voice +81-3-3234-5556 fax http://www.sra.co.jp/wingnut/ http://www.sra.co.jp/wingnut/chirashi-e.html http://www.sra.co.jp/wingnut/service.html http://osb.sra.co.jp/WingnutSupport/ 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. News: We have just started "GCC and CVS membership support service". We provide various support menus. Please refer to http://osb.sra.co.jp/WingnutSupport/ 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 worldwide. Furthermore, we provide services *native to Japan*, that is, services for Japanese-speaking people --- receiving inquiries and answering in Japanese. Rates: Determined by estimation. Updated: 2001-05-21


Andre Spiegel <spiegel@gnu.org> Dipl.-Inform. 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: 2001-05-09


Name: Julian Stacey <jhs@freebsd.org> <jhs@bim.bsn.com> <jhs@muc.de> 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: http://bim.bsn.com/~jhs/ Older: http://www.freebsd.org/~jhs/ 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: http://bim.bsn.com/~jhs/src/ 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: 2001-05-09


Richard M. Stallman <rms@gnu.org> 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 http://www.staticfreesoft.com 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 www.staticfreesoft.com for more information about our products, services, and prices. Updated: 2000-12-12


Swing Digital Ltd. <hello@swingdigital.com> 15-17 Middle Street Brighton BN1 1AL United Kingdom Tel +44 (0) 1273 20 11 66 Fax +44 (0) 1273 20 11 68 http://www.swingdigital.com Swing Digital actively supports the development of the GNU.FREE Internet Voting system. Through this support we have gained the unique expertise to support, install and run GUN.FREE-based Internet votes. We are also available in a consultancy basis to offer advice for organisations wishing to run GNU.FREE themselves. Our consultancy fees start at 900 Euro (550 UK pounds) per day. We are also able to securely host Internet Votes, prices on application. Updated: 2001-07-23


Kayvan A. Sylvan <kayvan@sylvan.com> 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: 2001-05-08


Alfredo Tomasini <alto555@earthlink.net>, <alfredo.tomasini@c-cube.com> 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. <tower@ai.mit.edu> <tower@art.net> 36 Porter Street Somerville, MA 02143-2313 USA +1-617-623-7739 Will work on most GNU, GPLed, and Open Source software. Installation, handholding, trouble shooting, extensions, teaching, etc. Rates: $ 225.00/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: 2001-05-10


Jody Winston xprt Computer Consulting, Inc. 731 Voyager Houston, TX, 77062 (281) 480-UNIX, <josephwinston@mac.com> 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: 2001-05-08


The Written Word Web: http://thewrittenword.com Email: info@thewrittenword.com 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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