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This is a list of people who have asked to be listed as offering support services for GNU and other free software for a fee or in some cases at no charge. To have your information added to this list, please send an e-mail to <>.
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 Free Software 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 free software. This includes any information specifically designed to
ameliorate the use of free software.

2. You will not take advantage of contact made through the Service
Directory to advertise an unrelated business (e.g., sales of 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!

** 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
+1 412 391 6006 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 $450 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: 2002-04-18

ACT Europe <>
8 rue de Milan
75009 Paris
+33 1 49 70 67 16
+33 1 49 70 05 52 fax

ACT Europe, developer and maintainer of the Ada 95 GNAT Pro
Development Environment, specializes in project support and consulting
for users of GNAT Pro.

GNAT Pro, based on GNU/GCC technology, is the most widely used Ada 95
development environment, and the ideal solution in environments where
efficient and reliable code is critical. GNAT Pro is available on the
widest number of platforms, from Unix workstations and PCs to bare
boards and embedded systems.

ACT Europe offers full Ada 95 solutions and is continuously enhancing
and developing programming tools, debuggers and integrated development

We believe the Ada market and your project will best benefit from an
open, non-proprietary technology, we have made all our products Open
Source software by adopting the licensing policy of the Free Software
Foundation. This means that all components of the GNAT technology,
including the run-time, come with sources.

Highest-quality, responsive support is a key ingredient in complex and
reliable Ada software products. GNAT Pro, the leading Ada 95
development system, is the only Ada solution that comes with
outstanding support. Please visit for further
details of our products and services or contact us at

UPDATED: 2004-02-13

Ada Core Technologies <>
104 Fifth Avenue, 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
+1 212 620 7300
+1 212 807 0162 fax

Ada Core Technologies, developer and maintainer of the Ada 95 GNAT Pro
Development Environment, specializes in project support and consulting
for users of GNAT Pro.

GNAT Pro, based on GNU/GCC technology, is the most widely used Ada 95
development environment, and the ideal solution in environments where
efficient and reliable code is critical. GNAT Pro is available on the
widest number of platforms, from Unix workstations and PCs to bare
boards and embedded systems.

Ada Core Technologies offers full Ada 95 solutions and is continuously
enhancing and developing programming tools, debuggers and integrated
development environments.

We believe the Ada market and your project will best benefit from an
open, non-proprietary technology, we have made all our products Open
Source software by adopting the licensing policy of the Free Software
Foundation. This means that all components of the GNAT technology,
including the run-time, come with sources.

Highest-quality, responsive support is a key ingredient in complex and
reliable Ada software products. GNAT Pro, the leading Ada 95
development system, is the only Ada solution that comes with
outstanding support. Please visit for further details of
our products and services or contact us at <>

UPDATED: 2004-02-13

Alc�ve, Centre Paris Pleyel, 153 bld Anatole France
93200 Saint-Denis France

Email: <>

T�l.: +33 1 49 22 68 00
Fax: +33 1 49 22 68 01

Founded in 1996, Alc�ve'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 Alc�ve'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: 2002-06-12

Allegro Consultants, Inc. <>
1072 De Anza Blvd., Suite B101
San Jose, CA 95129-3532
+1 408 252-2330 voice
+1 408 252-2334 fax

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: 2002-04-18

Amazonia Computing


5050 Donald St
Eugene, OR 97405

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 $85.00/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: 2002-04-22

Dipl.-Inform. Gerd Aschemann <>
Martinstr. 81f
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
- 22 years working in the CS field, System administration on different platforms
- 15 years with UNIX/Networking/FreeWare/GNU/X11
- 12 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 100,-- EUR (~90 US$) per hour minimum, depending on the job.
I am willing to travel for sufficiently large jobs.

Updated: 2002-04-23

Baker Research, Ltd.
P. O. Box 4057, Leesburg, VA 20177
Phone: (703) 999-6719 (Voice)
email: &lt;;
Rate: $75.00/hr to $150.00/hr, or fixed-price projects.

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

Updated: 2004-05-13

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: 2002-04-18

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)
Documentation Authoring and Project Management

Programming Languages such as C, Fortran
Operating Systems such as Unix, GNU/Linux, Solaris, HP-UX
Assembler/Microcode Languages -- RISC (such as SPARC), CISC, VLIW
Scripting Languages
API Design, Documentation, and Use

Rate: $200/hour

Updated: 2002-04-18

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 800 Euros/day to 120 000 Euros/year, 40% discount for
educational institutions, add taxes and expenses. Ask for list.

Updated: 2002-04-25

Calamarco Free Systems <services>
2963 Plymouth Ct
Powell, OH 43065 US
+1 614 314 3925

Calamarco provides "grunt work" for companies and individuals who wish
to use Free Software in the business environment. We build, install,
and service GNU/Linux and *BSD firewalls, file and print servers, and
desktops. We also provide web presence, easily accessible Webmail for
your domain, and 24/7 support for your entire company. We primarily
operate in the Midwest and in the DC/Northern Virginia area. We have
been helping people implement Free Systems since 1999.

GNU/Linux all-in-one firewall/file/mail servers starting at $299
plus installation.

Web hosting with shell access as low as $5/month.

On-site rates as low as $35/hour.

Updated: 2004-05-28

Cendio Systems AB <>
Teknikringen 3
SE-583 30 Linkoping
+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.

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

Rates: Please request our price list.

Updated: 2001-05-09

Alex Cherepanov <>
3131 Meetinghouse Rd, Suite Q6
Boothwyn, PA 19061
tel: +1 610 529 3475

* Resolution of printing problems in free software.
* Support and custom development of PostScript and PDF solutions
based on free software.
* Variable content printing and database publishing
* General programming in C and C++

Consulting rate: $65/hour.

Updated: 2004-07-26

CodeSourcery, LLC <>
9978 Granite Point Ct
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 791-8304

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: 2002-04-19

Stuart Cracraft <>
25682 Cresta Loma
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92607, USA
Phone: 949-347-8106
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: 2002-04-20

Bruce Dawson - <>
CodeMeta, Inc.
London, 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: 2002-04-23

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 for:
o Client/Server architectures
Including web-based systems, Apache web server customization, CGI,
server-side processing, JavaScript, automatic web page generation
o E-Security, including PKI and SSL
o Directory systems, including X.500 and LDAP
o High-performance and special-purpose distributed systems and databases
o Computer networking and communication protocols
Internet protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP, development of custom protocols
o Creating and customizing "small", embedded, and special-purpose programming

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

Updated: 2002-06-27

Gord Eagle <>
Box 325
Lumsden, SK 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: 2002-04-18

John W. Eaton
<>, <>

Experience: Original author and current maintainer of GNU Octave

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 19 years experience programming various
languages and systems, more than 14 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: 2002-04-19

Technopole Chateau-Gombert
13013 Marseille

Mail : <>
Tel : +33491117531
Web :

We offer professional services (support, maintenance, ...)
Free Software integration (mail server, firewall, etc.)
and software developpement under GPL compatible licences.


Rates - Variable

Updated: 2004-07-20

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 design and implement relational database services; perform
installation, porting, and enhancement of all GNU software and any other
free software, especially for linux- and unix-derived systems; design
high-capacity hardware-redundant servers for production environments;
provide consulting on the use of version control management.

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: 2002-04-19

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: 15+ years UNIX systems experience; 15+ years working on
compilers and related tools.

10+ 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 commercial C and C++ 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: 2002-05-04

15-17 avenue de s�gur
75007 Paris

Tel - +33144420000 Fax - +33144420001,

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

IDEALX also contributes to the community, by producing its own
Open Source components such as : IDX-PKI (a 100% Open Source
Public Key Infrastructure) see :

Technical support
Technology watch

Rates - Variable

Updated: 2002-07-22

Ehud Karni <>

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

Fee: $75/hour.

Updated: 2002-04-20

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 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: 2002-04-20

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: 30 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: 2002-04-21

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.
- 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"

References available.

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

Updated: 2002-04-18

Reuven M. Lerner
Lerner Communications Consulting Ltd.
PO Box 518
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, OpenACS, Zope, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.

- 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: $110/hour, or $85/hour for non-profits. (Our rates
drop when we're hired on retainer or for projects that last longer
than one week.)

Updated: 2002-04-18

Richard Levitte
Levitte Programming
Spannv�gen 38, I
S-168 35 Bromma
Sweden +46 (8) 26 52 47 (there is an answering machine)
Cellular: +46 (708) 26 53 44 (there is an answering machine)
e-mail: <>

What I do:
I work with various free software packages, mostly GNU ones,
for Unix and VMS (the latter both on VAX and Alpha). I've
been porting GNU Emacs to VMS between spring 1991 and
somewhere in 1998. 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 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

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.
Well knowledged in cryptography as well as the development of
the PKIX standards (both based on X.500 and RFC 2459) and
involved protocols (SSL, OCSP, CMS, ...)
For further info, see

Your Rate:
$75-$100/hour (750-1000 SEK in sweden), plus expenses. My
rates are negotiable, depending on how interesting the project
is to me.

Updated: 2002-04-18
Moss - Card Consulting Inc <>
16360 Broadway Avenue
Building A, Suite 103-104
Cleveland OH 44137 USA
+1 216 587 4343
+1 216 587 4342 Fax

This dynamic Cleveland company offers the following services:
- installation and configuration for SGI machines
- Cross-platform development using wxWindows under GNU\Linux
- Programming (C/C++,tcsh)
- Compiler development using CORBA and gcc
- Real-time Cross-Platform Development
- Consulting
- Engineering
- Staff Augmentation

We are Cleveland's first GNU\Linux developers, and one of our company's
members has just launched NASA's first cross development tool.

Our rates vary from ($50 - $400) USD depending on the nature of the project.

Updated 2004-2-23

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

Network Theory Ltd <>
15 Royal Park
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 117 3179309
Fax: +44 117 9048108

We provide software maintenance contracts for commercial users of the
GNU Scientific Library.

We can also provide general numerical consulting for all types of
scientific and quantitative applications.

Rate: $1495/year (950 ukp) for base maintenance contract.

Updated: 2004-04-26

Thien-Thi Nguyen
Solana Free Software
San Diego, CA, USA

Service: General Consulting and Hacking on all things GNU
Rates: no job too small, everything negotiable

Updated: 2002-04-20

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: 2002-04-23

Jonas Oberg (TeX: Jonas \"Oberg
Rimfrostgatan 95 Rimfrostgatan 95
S-418 40 Goteborg S-418 40 G\"oteborg
Sweden Sweden)

Phone: +46-733-423962
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: 2002-04-22

ODG - Open Development Group
Tel. +354 525-4001

Technology Court,
Dunhaga 5,
107 Reykjav?k,

ODG is a F/OSS consultancy/support firm mostly dedicated to Iceland.
We provide support/training/development of free/open-source software.

Updated: 2004-07-09

Francesco Potort� <>
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: 2002-06-28

Rodolphe Quiedeville <>
1 Quai Martin
56400 Auray
Tel (33 1) 613796341

Experience: Original author and current maintainer of the Lolix project
can be found at

I have more than 5 years experience on free software
system administration.

Programming: PHP, Perl, Unix shell

Services: Anything related to free software network and system administration.

Updated: 2002-07-01

Red Hat, Inc.
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

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: 2002-04-19
RON's Datacom Co., Ltd.
79, DongWu Ave.,
Wuhan, Hubei Province
430040 China P.R.
Tel +1370-113-0868(mobile) +86-27-83222108(office), Fax +86-27-83222108

Ron's Datacom publishes the truly free ( the "free" in freedom)
monthly periodical --- FREE SOFTWARE Magazine(FSM), offering a series
of free software training courses entitled "Hackerdom", including:

- Working with GNU Emacs;
- Programming in Emacs Lisp;
- Using and Porting GNU CC;
- Flex and Bison;
- Debugging with GDB;
- Device Driver Development with GNU AS and C;
- Shell Programming with BASH;
- GNU Building Tools: Make, Automake, Autoconf, M4;
- Typesetting and Layout Designing in TeX and PostScript;
- Parsing XML Documents.
- Source Code Version Management with CVS;
- GNU Awk and Sed;

RON's Datacom Typesetting Workshop offers professional typesetting service
for both academic and commericial publishers, and solutions for building
the modern electronic publishing system with industrial strength.

Hong Feng gives speeches to the public about the philosophy of free
software, and importance of freedom, suggestions for curriculum
reforms of computing science department in the universities and colleges.

Please visit our website ( for more details.

Updated: 2002-05-12
Noah Romer
Anceps 110
Lacey, WA
Email: <>

Software developer offering support for GNU/Linux installations along
with GNU and open source software running on Linux (x86, Sparc and
IA64), HP/UX and Solaris systems.

Development services: Will develop and/or maintain custom software under
a free software license (GPL preferred). Porting software from various
OSes to Linux (or any OS that uses the GNU libraries).

Languages and Experience: C, C++, Perl, network (TCP/IP) software,
device drivers, web-backend code.

Rates: $60/hr and flat fee negotiated rates. Discount for non-profit
organizations. Work conducted remotely (via Internet or dial-in
connection). On-site work available in the Olympia, WA region (other
locations by arrangement).

Updated: 2005-04-04
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: 2002-06-28
Sankhya Technologies Private Limited, <>
III FLoor, #30-15-58 "Silver Willow",
Dabagardens, Visakhapatnam - 530 020
Tel: +91 891 5542665
Fax: +91 891 5542666

SANKHYA Development is a package of software engineering services
structured around select technologies in the areas of Compilers,
Assemblers and Linkers, Debuggers. Our rich experience with such
technologies enables us to deliver competitive software development
services to you, customized to your specific requirements.

Sankhya offers competitive and cost-effective GNU maintenance and
support services for gcc, binutils, libtools and gdb. GNU Development
and Maintenance focuses on providing C, C++ compiler development,
assembler and linker development, debugger development, and compiler
optimizations. For semiconductor and chip design companies we offer
annual maintenance packages, and for software developers we offer
annual support packages. Following services are provided for gcc,
binutils, libtools and gdb,

* Retargeting gcc, binutils, libtools and gdb for new processor architectures,
including RISC, CISC, VLIW or DSP architectures.
* Implementing processor specific optimizations.
* Annual Developer Support for developers.
* Maintenance packages for CPU/SoC vendors. We offer variety of
development/maintenance packages.

UPDATED: 2004-02-13
Sparkle Computer Co Ltd

email: <>

Specialists in software development and networks in London and
South-East England, primarily using open source tools.

- Network security implementation using iptables, snort
- Network security testing using nmap and nessus
- Web services infrastruture with apache, tomcat, perl, jboss
- Software development in C, C++, java, perl
- Databases including MySQL and PostgreSQL.
- Mail services with sendmaill, MailScanner, spamassassin and virus
- Windows file and print services with Samba

Development, configuration and consultancy services at 600
(pounds)/day. Fixed price negotiable. Managed administration and
monitoring negotiable.

Updated: 2002-07-01

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: 75 EUR/hr (US$ 70)

Updated: 2002-04-22

Name: Julian Stacey <>
Location: Muenchen, Deutschland (Munich, Germany).
Qualifications: University Degree, BSc Hons Computers & Cybernetics, 1980.
Resume: (includes phone number).
Rate: 80 - 100 Euros / 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 }.
Net Consulting: Link speed: DSL @ 768 K bit/s.
Free Sources: BSD, X-Windows, XFree86, FSF; Personal sources on web.
Free GCC-1.40: For Symmetric Computer Systems Model 375 (native cc is broken).
Languages: I am English. Ich verstehe Deutsch. Je comprend Francais,
(lentment!). Use Hoch Deutsch, not Bayerisch, Spell slowly
& clearly, Use single digits, no inverted digit pairs etc.
Contact: State aprox. amount of days/months you want to purchase
professional consultancy .. OR .. Note I am NOT a free help
desk ! Please post your questions to a newsgroup, for those
with more time, knowledge, & inclination than I.

Updated: 2002-04-19

Richard M. Stallman <>
545 Tech Sq, Rm 425
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: 2002-04-19

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: 2002-04-19

Tommy Stiansen
Skeielia 112
5238 Raadal

+ 47 92 40 42 00
+ 47 55 22 12 17

Special fields:
Unix, GNU/Linux, Perl installation, C, C++, Lisp, Perl programming.
CGI programming.
Installation, porting.
Specification development, design, implementation, documentation.
Firewalls, security analysis. Porting Windows platforms to GNU/Linux.
Teaching, preaching GNU/Linux / unix and Telecom.
15 years experience with GNU systems and tools.
Most useful for network design and construction or
dynamic web development. Expert in Apache, php, Mysql, Telecom related,
C, Lisp, Perl.

Updated: 2002-04-18
Swing Digital Ltd. <>
15-17 Middle Street
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 1273 20 11 66
Fax +44 (0) 1273 20 11 68

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: 2002-04-19

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: 2002-04-18

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: 2002-04-19

Tksoft Inc.
Papinkatu 19
06100, Porvoo
+358 40 570 9900

Software development services for GNU programs.
We can modify and fix GNU software.
We will also develop new software under the GNU license.

10 years of experience in linux and other GNU software.

We speak Finnish, Japanese and English.

Updated: 2004-05-13

Leonard H. Tower Jr. <> <>
36 Porter Street
Somerville, MA 02143-2313

Will work on most GNU, GPLed, and Open Source software.
Installation, handholding, trouble shooting, extensions, teaching, etc.

Rates: $ 250.00/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: 2002-04-18
Xetpoint Oy
P.O. Box 43, FIN-33961 Pirkkala, Finland

Email: <>

- GNU/Linux system installation, configuration and maintenance
- GNU/Linux system administration
- GNU/Linux consultation and support
- GNU/Linux and free software customization
- Network administration
- Free software development and integration
- Training
- Security analysis

Rates: 80 EUR/hour or fixed contract.

Updated: 2004-02-13
Wasabi Systems
500 E. Main St., Suite 1520
Norfolk, VA 23510
+1 757 248-9601 voice
+1 509 461-7283 fax

Wasabi Systems provides service and support for the popular GNU
development tools, as service packages and as stand-alone software
distributions. We provide cross-compilers and cross-debuggers to be
used for developing all types of embedded systems. We specialize in
optimizing the GNU tools for particular targets, and in providing
support for standardized tools to be used on multiple types of hosts
for multiple types of targets. We provide first- and/or second- tier
support for you and/or your end-users.

Support is available in a variety of packages, with a base rate of

Updated: 2004-03-02
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: 2002-04-19

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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