GNU Service Directory (Text Version Only)

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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 **

AAA InfoDock Associates	<>
4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205
San Jose, CA 95129
+1 408 243-3300

AAA InfoDock Associates provides corporate-quality support and development
for GNU Emacs, XEmacs and InfoDock.  (InfoDock is a turnkey information
management and software development toolset built atop emacs, written by
one of our associates.)  Support for other Emacs-variants is also possible.

Our exclusive focus on emacs-related work allows us to attract expert talent
in this area to keep you on the leading edge of productivity.  We do the
porting, patching, coding, integrating, debugging, documenting and testing
so that your people spend much more productive time on their mainline tasks. 

Standard support packages include unlimited questions per user on all aspects
of the packages supported, including all tools shipped as a standard part of
the original package distribution.  In general, we want to give you an
unbelievably strong level of support, so where we can, we will also answer
questions concerning any add-on Lisp code that is used at your site.  Setup
and customization help, bug fixes, and announcements of new releases are, of
course, included.  Specific emacs distributions for a variety of platforms
may also be purchased.

Rates start at $1,000 USD, for a single user support contract for a year.
Discounts are available for group contracts.  We also offer Golden
Support contracts for those who need the absolute best in mission-critical
support; contact us for details.  Development work is $150 an hour, with
fixed bid work possible.

Updated: 1996-11-05

Magnus Alvestad <>

GNU Emacs, GCC, the Unix tools, Linux.

Rates: Free, or from $50/hour.

Updated:  1996-12-03

AO UrbanSoft <>
St. Petersburg State University Science Campus
St. Petersburg, Russia
AO UrbanSoft packages, markets and supports
industry standard free software products,
including the Linux operating system and
TeX document compiler.
The company also provides programming
services based on TeX, HTML, WWW and Perl.

Rates approximately 20 USD per hour.

Updated: 1996-12-05

Joseph Arceneaux        	<>
PO Box 460633
San Francisco, CA  94146-0633
+1 415 648 9988
+1 415 285 9088

Recently led the project making Wells Fargo Bank the first to provide
secure customer account access over the Internet.

Former FSF staffmember.  Performed X11 implementation of Emacs version
19, designed and implemented WYSIWYG Emacs.  Installed and
administered FSF network.  Maintainer of GNU indent.  Over 15 years
experience with Unix and other systems, from writing ROM monitors to
UI design and system administration.

I provide installation, porting, debugging and customization or
development of GNU and other Unix software.  I also design and
implement free software projects and consult on software engineering
and systems design.  Handholding and  teaching services are also
available as well as things like LAN and compute--infrastructure design.

Time and material rates around $150 USD per hour, depending upon the
particular job.  I am also very interested in fixed-bid jobs.  For
selected non-profit organizations with worthy goals, I work for free.

Updated: 1995-10-17

Gerd Aschemann		<>
Osannstr. 49
D-64285 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 6151 16 2259

- System Administrator (UNIX) at CS Department, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- 16 years expirience with CS, Systemadministration on different platforms
-  9 years with UNIX/Networking/FreeWare/GNU/X11
-  7 years organizer of Operating Systems and Distributed Systems courses
- Lectures on System and Network Administration
- Platforms: Solaris, SunOS, Ultrix, OSF1, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, AIX, SCO
- Distributed Platforms and Information Systems (CORBA, WWW, Java, FTP)
- Experience with parallel environments (Connection Machine, Meiko, Parsytec)
- Consultant for other UNIX users at TU Darmstadt

Rates are at 100,-- DM (~60 US$) per hour minimum, depending on the job.
I am willing to travel for sufficiently large jobs.

Updated: 1996-06-24

			Basis Technology Corp.
		     One Kendall Square, Bldg 200
			 Cambridge, MA 02139

			 Tel: +1-617-252-5636
			 Fax: +1-617-252-9150
		      E-mail: <>

Technical Expertise:
  Multilingual software development
  Internationalization and localization of software products
  International character encodings, including Unicode, ISO-10646,
    ISO-2022, ISO-8859-n, JIS, KSC5601, BIG5, GB2312
  Translation of technical materials into Japanese, Korean, and Chinese
    including HTML, SGML, RTF, MIF, etc.

GNU-related Services:
  Custom internationalization and localization of GNU software, or
    applications developed using GNU tools (GCC, G++, Emacs Lisp, etc.)
  Custom multilingual application development based on MULE.

GNU Contributions:
  Organized 1992, 1993, and 1994 fund-raising seminars and lecture
    tours for FSF in Japan.
  Negotiated book royalty agreements with Japanese publishers on
    behalf of the FSF.
  Negotiated hardware contributions from Japanese PC vendors to
    the FSF.

  Carl Hoffman, Steve Cohen, or Karen Watts

Updated:  1996-12-03

Laurent Bernardin
16, rue Dicks
L-6944 Niederanven
+41 1 632 7469

Support and installation of all GNU software.

Expertise: C, C++, Java, Motif, X, Unix administration, network security

Rates: ~60 US$ / hour (Flux 2000.-)

Updated:  1996-12-05

Paul Black                                      <>
Sydney, Australia

     I am available for general consulting on GNU software.  My specific
areas of interest are:
	- general C, C++, ADA and APL programming
	- Gnu/unix utilities
	- Troff
	- Real Time Software
	- Linux
	- IP Comms, SMTP, NNTP, HTTP and WWW
	- Simulation

I am happy to provide free consulting/services if the work is of the order of
a couple of hours. If more time is required, I am happy to negotiate depending
on the nature of the work, my indicative rate is $40 per hour.

Entered: 1996-07-10

Keith Bostic

	I'm interested in supporting/extending the ex/vi editors,
	which I wrote.  On-site or by email, rates are based on the
	project.  <>

Entered:  1996-07-15

Philip Brown
(703) 893-8967 (prefer email)
Northern-VA, D.C. Area
Rates: $40/Hr; less for educational or charitable organizations

Systems Supported:
	 HP9000/7xx running HP/UX 8.07 - 10.X
	 IBM RS6000 running AIX 3.2.X
	 Also SGI/Indy and Sun/Sparcs

Software Supported:
	 Most all FSF (Gnu) software
	 esp. GCC, Emacs, Binutils, GS, etc...

        I'd be more than happy to assist anyone in my area with acquiring,
        installing, and configuring any FSF tools/utilities on any of the
        above systems.  I'm also willing to work with other UNIX systems not
        listed above. In addition, I'd be happy to share my many years of
        experience with anyone having difficulty using or configuring these
        tools.  I've been installing and using them for about 5 years now
        and I'll swear by their quality and the people/principles that made
        them available.

			Phil Brown

Updated:  1996-12-03

James Craig Burley
97 Arrowhead Circle
Ashland, MA 01721-1987
508 881-6087, -4745
(Please call only between 0900-1700 Eastern time, and only if you
are prepared to hire me -- ask me to help you for free only
via email, to which I might or might not respond.)
Email: <> --preferred--

    Compiler Internals (author of GNU Fortran, for example)
    Operating Systems Internals
    Tools/Utilities Development and Maintenance
    Microcode Development and Maintenance (primarily VLIW machines)
    System Design (computers, operating systems, toolsets, &c)
    Debugging (often asked to help debug Other People's Code)
    Documentation (authored many books and ran a few doc projects)
    Extensive experience with a variety of operating systems, hardware,
	languages, and so on

Rate: $90/hour -- willing to consider flat-fee arrangements

Updated: 1996-12-03

Thomas Bushnell, n/BSG	<>
Becket House
66 Highland Ave. No. 8
Somerville, MA  02143
(617) 623-0654

All GNU software: Installation, customization, answering simple or
		  complex questions, bug fixing, extension.

Experience:  I have done Unix and GNU programming for several years,
	     I am the primary author of the Hurd (which provides most
	     kernel related facilities for the GNU OS).

I am easily available in the Cambridge/Boston area; work via email.
I am willing to travel for sufficiently large jobs.

Rates: $100/hr, negotiable, less for non-profit organizaions.

Updated: 1996-10-29

C2V			Michel Delval <>
82 bd Haussmann		Jean-Alain Le Borgne <>
75008 Paris
Tel (33 1)
Fax (33 1)
Compuserve 100413,1012

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.

Experience: adapted gcc, gas and binutils to work as cross-development
tools for the Thomson st18950 DSP chip: GCC parser and typing system
have been augmented to allow the manipulation of variables located in
separated memory spaces. Porting on new platforms, and professionally
developing software with the GNU tools in the Unix/X11 environment
since they were first available.

Rates: from 2000 FF/day to 150 000 FF/year, 40% discount for
educational institutions, add taxes and expenses.  Ask for list.

Updated:  1996-06-26

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

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

 o 800 phone support.

 o Modification and development.

 o Training.

Rate: $75/hour or per quote.

Updated: 1996-12-12

Kevin Cosgrove  	<kevinc@dOink.COM>

	I can help folks with porting & installation of many GNU
	and X packages on a variety of Unix platforms.

	My rates depend on the scope of each project but range
	from $35 to $90 per hour.

Updated:  1996-12-10

Couvares Consulting
211 W. Gilman St., Suite 3W
Madison, WI 53703 USA
Phone: (608) 256-6201
EMail: <>
Contact: Peter F. Couvares

Type of support: We offer phone/email support, installation, ongoing
     administration, training, programming, and specialized consulting for
     free software and other UNIX systems.

Sample prices: USD75/hour commercial, 40/hour nonprofit, sliding scale
for individuals.

Updated:  1996-12-04

Stuart Cracraft		<>
25682 Cresta Loma
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677, USA
GNUline: 714-308-7900
Rate: $90/hour
Consultation topics:
Entire GNU suite - porting, compilation, installation,
user-training, administrator-training
Method: telephone line support, call-in via modem to your site,
work over the Internet, or in-person visit.
Experience: supporting GNU since the mid-1980's, coordinator
of GNU Chess (original author), GNU Shogi, GNU Go. Ported GNU Emacs
to Solaris (System V Release 4). Expertise in C, Emacs Lisp, Perl,
Expect, Oracle, Informix, SunOS, Solaris, NIS, NFS.

Customized programming also available.

Updated: 1996-12-07

Noel Cragg                      <>
6244 Aberdeen Av
Goleta CA 93117

I'll do installation, debugging, and extension of GNU tools on a
contract basis.  Rate: $75/hour.  Both Los Angeles and San
Francisco are only a few hours away from me by car...

Updated:  1996-12-06

Cygnus Support			<>
1937 Landings Drive		...uunet!cygint!info
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
+1 415 903 1400 voice
+1 415 903 0122 fax

Cygnus Support
48 Grove Street
Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617 629 3000 voice
+1 617 629 3010 fax

Cygnus Support continues to provide supported, maintained versions of
the GNU toolset including GCC, G++, the GNU debugger with graphical
user interface, GNU linker, GNU macro-assembler and Emacs 19. In
keeping with the rapidly advancing needs of software developers,
Cygnus maintains a 90 day release cycle of the GNU toolset. Each
release is regression tested and includes substantial improvements and
additions to the existing matrix of over 65 supported platform

Updated: 2Feb95

Marcus G. Daniels              <>
31060 S. Kaufman Rd.           <>
Canby, OR  97013-9520          <>
(503) 651-2694                 

I can customize, extend, port, and repair many types of free software.
I maintain the CLISP Common Lisp implementation and contribute to
several GNU packages (e.g. Emacs).  Ten years of C and Unix
experience.  Consulting rates start at $40 US/hr.

Updated: 1996-12-03

Edgar Der-Danieliantz <>
Arminco Ltd
P.O. Box 10
Yerevan 375009
Support for GCC, X Window System, WWW, Tcl/Tk, logic programming,
Internet security, TCP/IP.
   OS's: 4.4BSD, SVR4.2, FreeBSD, SCO, Solaris, UnixWare.
   Languages: C, C++, Objective C, Pascal, Tcl/Tk, Perl, Prolog
   Platforms: Intel, SPARC, Mac, VAX, NeXT.

Rates: Depending on type of work, approx. $20/hour. Contact for more
   Negotiable for individuals and non-profit organizations.
   FREE for individuals who can't pay. Your 'Thanks!' just enough! :-)
   Payment by international wire transfer or check.

Updated:  1996-12-04

Free Software Association of Germany
Michaela Merz
Heimatring 19
6000 Frankfurt/Main 70
phone:	  (+49 69) 6312083)
ert  :	  (+49-172-6987246)
email:	  (

Supporting all kinds of freeware (i.e. GNU), freeware development, consulting,
training, installation.	 Special LINUX support group.


Companies and for profit
organizations		   :  100 US$ / hour
Private and not-for-profit
organizations		   :   40 US$ / hour
ert (24h Emergency
response team)		   :  300 US$ / hour

Entered: 1994-04-14

Noah Friedman             <>
Building 600, Suite 214
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA  02139

Author of several Emacs Lisp packages and parts of Emacs 19, as well as
numerous other utilities.  Co-maintained GNU Texinfo and Autoconf for a
couple of years.  Experienced unix system administrator.  FSF employee Feb
1991--Sep 1994.

I can perform installation, porting, and enhancement of all GNU software
and any other free software, including the linux kernel; system
administration for unix-type systems and IP networks; and I am willing to
provide handholding for shell programming, Emacs Lisp development, and
version control systems such as RCS and CVS.

Fees negotiable, averaging $60-$75/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: 1996-12-03

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: 1996-12-04

Michael P. Deignan
Ideamation, Inc.
136 Nelson Street
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 331-3708
(401) 272-6449 fax.

Rate:	Varies depending on complexity of task.
	Hourly and fixed-rate contracts are available.
Programs Supported:	All

Updated: 1996-08-08

Interactive Information Limited

Interactive Information Limited is an Edinburgh-based company that
specialises in WWW services and support for using the Internet for

Our staff have many years experience in using, and developing lisp packages
within, Emacs, and in using other GNU/Unix tools, particularly under public
domain UNIXes.

We can provide services throughout the UK, at any level from general
consultancy through fetching, installing and customising software to
bespoke programming.  Fees would be in the range #300 - #600 per day,
depending primarily on the size of the job.

You can contact us
	by email: <>
	by phone: 0370 30 40 52 (UK)
		  (+44) 370 30 40 52 (International)
	by post: 3, Lauriston Gardens,
		 Edinburgh EH3 9HH

Entered: 1995-11-13

Scott D. Kalter			<>
2032 Corral Canyon
Malibu, CA 90265-9503
Home: (310) 456-0254

Very familiar with all levels of Elisp programming.  Taught Emacs use
and customization in universities and industry.  Extensive
troubleshooting and user support experience.  Co-developed an
object-oriented extension to Elisp (Eoops) that can be used for
projects.  Extensive Elisp level modification for rapid prototyping of
designs used in groupware research.  This includes the development of
an infrastructure to support multiple, communicating Emacs processes.

Prefer e-mail communication to telephone calls.

Updated:  1996-12-03

UTICA  NY  13502
(315) 734-3600

CONTACTS: Dennis Fitzgerald        <> 
        : Paul Antonik		   <>

Kaman Sciences has performed a GNU port for a custom RISC processor.
We have experience in the definition and description of the machine
register transfer language to the GNU tool-set.  This includes rewriting
and modification of the necessary description and source files of gcc, gas,
and gld and other binutils.  Kaman also has services for installation and
setup of GNU tools, (GAWK, GCC, EMACS, etc.) on Sun workstations.
Work is on a "service contract" basis and development is charged either
hourly or as a fixed price contract.

Consulting rates: $70 to $200 per hour.

Updated: 1996-08-05

Ehud Karni      <>

I am an UNIX system programmer. My skills include writing in C and scripts.

In the GNU domain, I consider myself an expert on Emacs.  I have written several
packages in emacs-lisp (.el) including: better Hebrew support, another marking
system, emulation for CDC full screen editor (FSE), COBOL mode, mathematical
expression computing, and enhancements to vc.el (customization) and to ange-ftp
(added Novell and NT operating systems).
     I have installed and tested Emacs and my el's on several machines: DG,
HP, Alpha (OSF) and PC (DOS).
     I installed and worked with several other GNU packages - RCS, Gmake, GCC
and more, but I'm not an expert in these packages.

I work in Israel and my normal rate is $40 per hour.

Entered:  1996-07-15

Joseph R. Kiniry		<>
Caltech Mailstop 256-80
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 818-395-6846
Fax: 818-792-4257

Long-term high-level consultant in a variety of domains.  See for more information on
professional and academic background.

I provide installation, porting, debugging, customization, design, and
development of GNU and other UNIX and non-UNIX software.  I am or have
been a certified developer with Microsoft, SunSoft, NeXT, and Amiga.
I have a great deal of development and management experience and an
extremely broad background which contributes to my excellent system
integration capabilities.  I have a special expertise and conduct
research in distributed technologies.

Time and material rates for local work vary regionally, but are
currently $200 per hour on the west coast.  Other rates apply for
long-term jobs (day rates, travel, etc.) and remote work (usually 1/2
fee).  I am interested in fixed-bid jobs and will work for lower rates
for non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

Entered: 1996-07-24

Bradley M. Kuhn

I am available for primarily Unix system administration consulting, including
but not limited to installation, configuration and integration of GNU tools
and other copy-lefted software such as GNU/Linux.

I am particularly skilled at end-user hand-holding and assisting in the
integration of GNU and other copy-lefted software into new environments that
have not used such tools in the past.

Please visit my homepage for more information on my background and skills.

I am available for both 1099 (preferred) and W2 on-site contracting in the
Baltimore, MD metropolitan area, as well as remote consulting via dialup or
Internet connection anywhere in the US.

My rate is in the $40/hour range, depending on the circumstances.  Rates for
non-profit organizations are substantially lower, and possibly free.

Updated: 1996-12-31

Fen Labalme                    <>
CoMedia Consulting             //
40 Carl Street #4
San Francisco CA 94117         WE ARE EVERYWHERE
(415) 731-1174        		JUST SAY "KNOW"

Consulting, installation, customization and training for GNU Emacs,
and selected other GNU & network software.  Design & implementation
of free software projects, as well as software engineering & system
design.  I have been hacking Emacs since '76 when it was TECO and ^R
macros (don't ask), and am inter/intra-network, UNIX & Web friendly.

Rates:	$75 hour & up, depending;  flat rate jobs considered.
	Lower rates, barter or free for selected non-profits.

Updated: 1996-12-03

Greg Lehey
Schellnhausen 2
36325 Feldatal

Phone:	+49-6637-919123
Fax:	+49-6637-919122
Mail	<>

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

Experience: 20 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 DM 150 per hour or hotline rates 3 DM per minute + 10
DM per phone call.  Outside Germany, $IS 100 per hour or $US 2 per
minute.  Quick questions may be free. Limited free support available
for purchasers of LEMIS CD-ROMs.

Updated: 1996-12-05

Rohan Lenard                            <>
32 Holtermann St.
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
+61 411250024

* The human face behind the mailing list - known
  in the past as <> and <> - now
  known as <>.

* Interested in providing first line support and development.

Experience: 10+ years C/Unix, 6+ years C++
            Extensive experience with GNU tools, cross-compilers,
            embedded/hosted systems, realtime, simulations,
            and military software.

Degrees:    BSc (CS), BE (Comms), University of Melbourne

Rates:      AUS $75+/hr neg.

Updated:  1996-12-04

Reuven M. Lerner		<>
17 Disraeli Street
Haifa 34333
Telephone: 04-824-2265 (within Israel)
       +972-4-824-2265 (outside of Israel)

- System and network administration, especially Linux systems and
- Administration, training, and programming for Internet nodes and
  World-Wide Web sites
- Installation, support and training in the use of Linux, Emacs, Perl,
  and other free software
- Expertise in C, Emacs Lisp, and Perl

Consulting rates: $50-75/hour, less for non-profit organizations.

Entered: 1996-07-10

Richard Levitte             (in TeX: Richard Levitte
Levitte Programming                  Levitte Programming
Spannvagen 38, I                     Spannv\"agen 28, I
S-161 43  Bromma                     S-161 43  Bromma
Sweden                               Sweden)  +46 (8) 26 52 47      (there is an answering machine)
e-mail:   <>

What I do:
        Primarly I work on GNU software for VMS, both VAX and AXP.  I
        also work on GNU stuff for Unix on occasion.  I'm familiar with
        SunOS (version 4.x.x), BSD (version 4.2 and up),
        Ultrix (version 4.2 and up) and Linux/Slackware.
        I've been porting GNU Emacs to VMS since spring 1991.  This
        includes versions 18.57 to 18.59 and versions 19.22 and 19.28.
        I've also ported a few other programs, most notably autoconf
        version 1.x.  Version 2.x is underway at the time of updating
        this entry.
        I maintain GNU vmslib.

Programs supported:
        GNU vmslib:     extending, installation, upgrading aid,
                        simple and complex questions, you name it.
        GNU Emacs:      porting, extending, installation, upgrading aid,
                        customization, simple or complex questions,
                        training, you name it.
        GNU autoconf:   porting, extending, installation, upgrading aid.
        GNU zip, diffutils, m4, patch, texinfo:
                        porting, installation, upgrading aid.
        GNU C/C++:      installation, upgrading aid.  I might start to
                        hack at it some day.

The list of programs I currently support represents both my interests and
current priorities.  Your interest and funding can influence my priorities.

        Fluent in TeX/LaTeX, C, C++, Perl, Emacs Lisp, Pascal as well as
        assembler on VAX, Motorola 680x0, Intel 8086 and 80x86.  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, as well as MS-DOS and IBM PC compatibles.
        I'm also knowledged in the a few Unix flavors.
        I have worked for four and a half years as a VMS system manager.
        I've also provided consulting services on IBM PC compatibles,
        as well as held classes for IBM PC users.
        A reference list is available on request.

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: 1996-12-03

Gord Matzigkeit                      <>
2220 Capitol Hill Crescent 
Calgary, Alberta   T2M 4B9           Voice: (403) 282-1387
CANADA                               BBS:   (403) 284-0137

I enjoy helping novices learn more about free software, since my day
job consists of helping people make the transition from existing
proprietary systems to free ones.

I am eager to help install badly-behaved source code packages, and have
experience fixing them to conform to GNU standards.

I have administered free and proprietary systems in the departments of
Civil, Electrical, and Undergraduate Engineering at the University of
Calgary.  I know how to diagnose a complex existing computer system and
incrementally replace it with a superior free system without disrupting

I have over 2 years of experience with several of the major free OSes:
GNU/Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, and GNU/Hurd.  I am the maintainer of GNU
Libtool and GNU DLD.  Some of the packages I've contributed to (or have
a solid understanding of): Automake, Autoconf, Kerberos 5, Hesiod,
PostgreSQL, Moira, RScheme, and Guile.

My rates start at $10 (Canadian dollars) per hour.  When I am not
starving, I do not charge worthy non-profit organizations.

Updated:  1996-12-03

Andrew McCallum
6623 Dalzell Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15217
Home: (412) 422-0688

Services:     Support, enhancements, new development in:
		GNU Objective C
		GNUstep, both graphical and non-graphical.
		GNUstep Base Library: libgnustep-base
		(especially Distributed Objects)
		Interface between Objective-C and Guile or TCL: libguileobjc.

Experience:	10+ years of UNIX experience.
		Programming for NeXTSTEP since version 0.8, 1988.
		MA and PhD in Computer Science.
		Extensive work on GNU Objective C Runtime.
		Author of GNUstep Base Library, including Distributed Objects
		FSF Chief Maintainer of the GNUstep Project.
		Contributor to GCC, Emacs, Guile.
		C, Objective-C, Postscript, Scheme, Lisp, ELisp, Linux.
		English and Francais.

Rates:		$90-$150 / hour, negotiable, depending on many variables.

Updated: 1996-12-03

Erik Naggum		<>
P.O. Box 1570 Vika
0118 OSLO		phone: +47 2295 0313
NORWAY			NIC handle: EN9

Have extensive experience with Unix and C (since 1983), Internet protocols
(1987), International Standards for character sets (1988), SGML (1990),
ANSI Common Lisp (1994); Emacs user and programmer from 1984 to 1987
(TOPS-20) and 1991 to present (Unix).  Have worked on GNU Emacs development
since early 1994, both in Emacs Lisp and C.  Have been tracking development
code for Emacs since mid-1995, and know new versions intimately.

Services offered: installation, support, customization, and development of
new packages, plus courses and seminars from basic usage through Emacs Lisp
programming to writing extensions in C.  General aid with all GNU software.

Rates depend on duration of work: From $6/minute for <= 1 hour, to $500/day
for >= 1 month.  Service agreements are encouraged.  Cover Scandinavia for
on-site work.  Remote debugging and help by mail available for smaller
fees, without limits to distance.

Please call only about actual work, I prefer mail for all other questions.

Updated: 1996-06-28

NET-Community                   <>
522 SW 5th Avenue     
Suite 1105
Portland, OR 97204 USA
1-800-919-0060 voice
1-503-274-4423 voice
1-503-274-5406 fax

NET-Community provides support for the complete GNUstep toolset including
the Objective-C runtime within GCC, the GNUstep Base Library, the GNUstep
GUI Library, the GNUstep X/DPS GUI Backend, and the GNUstep Database
Library. NET-Community also provides support for its own MediaBook software
including the MediaBook Random Library and the MediaBook Speech Synthesis
Library.  NET-Community actively supports and develops free software on all 
GNUstep platforms; a portion of the proceeds, usually 20%, generated from 
CD-ROM sales go towards additional development and enhancement of GNUstep.

Updated: 1996-12-01

  Open Systems Consultants a.s
  St. Olavsgt. 24
  N-0166 OSLO

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

Web:                 E-mail:  <>

Open Systems Consultants a.s 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.  No phone support.

Updated:  1996-12-06

Francesco Potorti` <>
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:	30-80 KL/hr, depending on experience on the particular task.
	Average is 50 KL/hr $50/hr.
	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:  1996-12-04

Dipl.-Inform. Klaus Kaempf		<>
proGIS Software
Jakobstr. 117
D-52064 Aachen
Tel +49 241 470670
Fax +49 241 4706729

- 15 years C/Unix experience
- 6 years VMS experience
- Ported BFD library, Binutils, GNU Assembler, and GNU C
  to openVMS/Alpha.

We do a lot of cross-platform (Unix-VMS-WindowsNT) development
mostly with the GNU compiler environment. We are actively
supporting GNU software on openVMS/Alpha.

Rates start at 160.- DM / hour for support and
installation. Larger projects are negotiable.

Entered: 1996-07-25

Quiotix Corporation
Menlo Park, CA

Contact: Jeffrey Siegal
         415 324-0535

Area of focus: Embedded systems--using GNU software to develop for
embedded systems, porting GNU software to embedded systems, extending GNU
software to better support embedded environments, developing new tools and
utilities for embedded development using GNU software.

Services: porting, development, support, project management, advisory

Rates: $125-$250/hour or fixed fees depending on services provided.

Entered:  1996-07-10

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht		<>
47 Esparito Ave.
Fremont, CA 94539-3827
(510) 659-9757

Anything, (lisp, C, customization, porting, installing) I have
written thousands of lines of GNU Emacs C and Lisp code.  Original
author of the floating point additions in Emacs 19.

Rates:	$95/hr.

Updated: 1996-07-03

Vin Shelton
EtherSoft, Inc

I have been a professional programmer for 20 years, with most of that time 
spent doing UNIX/C/C++ hacking.  My specialties are (in no particular order): 
system/kernel hacking, speech recognition, perl scripts, object-oriented 
design and analysis, FSF software (I have built nearly every FSF package on 
several different platforms), small language design and implementation, and 
HTML/web programming.  Currently my rate is $60 / hour.

Entered 1996-09-13

Signum Support AB		<>
Teknikringen 8
S-583 30 Linkoping, Sweden
+46 13 21 46 00 voice
+46 13 21 47 00 fax

Signum Support AB is a company dedicated to supporting, developing
and distributing free software for, including but not limited to,
UNIX systems. The people behind Signum Support AB have many years
of general UNIX experience, both as system administrators and as
programmers, and also extensive experience in maintaining the GNU
programs, both administrating it and finding and fixing bugs.

Services offered:

 - Support on Internet service software, especially the free
   Readynet Internet server we have developed for Linux and Solaris.
 - Support on Linux.
 - Installation and customizing GNU and other free software.  We will
   make free software as easy to install and use as shrink wrapped
 - Warranty protection.
 - Customization and porting.
 - Subscriptions to new versions which we will send monthly or with
   any other interval.
 - Finding, Recommending and Investigation of free software in any
   area of the customers choise.
 - Regular consulting.

Rates: For software items, request our price list.
       For consulting, 700-900 SEK/hour.

Updated: 1996-12-03

Jon Solomon                     <>
235 Main St., Apt 3C-1
East Hartford, Conn. 06118
+1 860 939-5573

Maintains all GNU software... Available for General Consulting
(contact me if you are interested)...
Sendmail a specialty... Can answer questions pertaining to the
installation, maintainence, bug reporting and fixing for
most GNU products... Adhering to the FSF/GNU copyleft for all
work... (I only charge for the time it takes to do the above,
the software (and most GNU copyleft'd software) is free.
I can make tapes for you if you need that...

Updated: 1996-12-10

Julian H. Stacey.	<>
Tel. +49 89 268616 (089 268616)			Time zone: +01:00
Vector Systems Ltd,  Holz Strasse 27d,  D 80469 Munich (Muenchen),  Germany.

	Do Not Phone Me Unless You Either
	  - Send me a DM 100 Eurocheque, 7 days before phoning, Or...
	  - Start by negotiating the contract for my consultancy fees !
	I earn my living from consultancy fees.
	I contribute code to public domain software projects.
	I don't mind giving a little free help occasionally,
	But be reasonable, define the human parameters First,
	Before you explain your technical wishes.
Those I Hate Hearing From:
	Those who phone late evening, with complex weird problems,
	who want my time for free, who make no effort to speak my language
	(English), who are too lazy or mean to phone me a week or so later
	to hear any follow-up, who are too lazy to find a friend's
	email for me to forward Internet news/mail group follow-up to,
	who want me make expensive long distance calls phoning them back,
	after I've spent my free time on their problems.
	To those people: ... Don't phone me !  & I won't phone you !
Commercial Consultancy:
	Unix C X-Windows, Internet, with FSF FreeBSD etc.
	Systems engineering, hardware interfacing, real time, comms &
	scientific industrial, even Cyrillic & Chinese etc.
Commercial Rate:
	DM/hr ~130-170.  No Emacs.  DM 1.5 = $1USA, DM 2.3 = 1 British Pound
Work Place:
	Munich Germany, anywhere on the Internet.
Resume, Company Profile:
	See my web page.
Free Sources:
	FSF, FreeBSD current & releases, X-Windows, XFree86, NetBSD etc
	will be available for ISDN public access ftp around 8/96.
	Dial in, & write your own tapes for postal delivery.
	Access details available later via
	QIC 1/4" 525M, 150M, & 60M, CAS-60M Cassette, Floppies. DM 100.
Deutsch & Francais:  I'm British,
	Man kann mir in Deutsch schreiben, (oder mich anrufen).
	Je comprend Francais, mais je n'ecris pas des responses en Francais.
Free GCC-1.40 for Symmetric Computer Systems Model 375 (native cc fails):

Updated: 1996-06-28

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: 1996-12-04

Kayvan Sylvan <>
Sylvan Associates
879 Lewiston Drive
San Jose, CA 95136-1517
Phone: (408) 978-1407
Fax:   (408) 978-1417

I will help you port, install and customize GNU Emacs, GCC, G++,
bison, and other GNU tools on almost any architechture and operating
system. Questions answered. GNU C and lisp hacking available. I will
also do ongoing support and periodic upgrades if you get on my GNU
software subscription list.

Rates: $70-$100/hour, depending on type of work. Substantial discounts
for long-term contracts and also for educational or non-profit

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

Updated: 1996-12-03

TerraTel AB <>
Tankeg=E5ngen 4
S-417 56 G=F6teborg, Sweden
+46 31 50 79 40 voice
+46 31 50 79 39 fax

TerraTel 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 TerraTel 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 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.

Entered:  1996-07-15

Jonathan Thornburg / BKIS Consulting
E-mail: <>       (preferred way to contact me)
Postal: Box 8-7, Thetis Island  BC  V0R 2Y0, Canada
Phone:  (250) 246-3640          (somewhat unreliable)

* 20 years computing experience using a wide range of software and
  hardware environments
* B.Sc (Honors 1st Class) in Math+Physics+CS, M.Sc/Ph.D in Astronomy
* References available on request, also samples/demos of my past projects

* Very fluent in C (12+ years experience) and Maple (4 years experience)
* Fluent in Perl, Awk, Fortran, PL/I, Pascal, APL, Lisp, Reduce, Basic
* Reading knowledge of C++
* Fluent in numerous machine languages
* Very fluent (10+ years experience) in general Unix toolset and programming
* Good knowledge (4+ years experience) of Unix system administration
  (SunOS, Linux, SGI, SCO, Microport)
* Strong background in cryptography and Unix security, both theoretical
  and practical
* Good general knowledge of Unix (kernel) internals and device drivers
* Very fluent in TeX, LaTeX, also HTML, HTTP, and CGI programming
* Member of Usenix (professional and technical Unix association) and
  SAGE (system administrator's guild)

* Very strong background in numerical analysis
* Strong backgrounds in hardware architecture, microprogramming,
  programming language implementation, compiler theory, data structures,
  OS design and internals, networking, graphics, symbolic manipulation,
  AI, security

I'm available for Unix-based contract programming, software installation,
and/or general system administration.  My recent projects include 20K-50K
line C and C+Maple scientific application, 1K line Perl and Awk text
processors and "system glue" CGI programs, finding/fixing bugs in a (free)
C 50K line graphics package, and being a beta tester for GNU tar.  All of
my own software is covered by the GNU Public License.

My basic rate is Can$50/hour for work I can do remotely over the Internet,
more for on-site work, less for selected non-profit organizations.

Updated:  1996-12-05

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

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

Rates: $ 100.00/hour + travel expenses.  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.  Resume available on request.

Updated:  1996-12-04

noris network GmbH
Matthias Urlichs
Schleiermacherstrasse 12
90491 Nuernberg
Phone: +49 911 59818-0
Fax: +49 911 59818-11
<> (German)

  OS internals, esp. Linux and BSD, esp. device drivers
  Network protocol / program design and coding
  Utilities coding and maintainance
  Program debugging, testing
  User interface design and testing
  Several programming and tool languages

  Installation, debugging, enhancement, distribution,
    for all kinds of free software.
  System administration for most Unix-like systems.
  Email, Fax, phone, and in-person consulting (and/or "question answering").
  Remote support and system monitoring (over the Internet),
  Update service (new tools tested and installed automagically)
  Internet access

  DM 110 (~$70) per hour
  Support contracts start at DM 170/month + DM 30/supported system.
  Willing to travel for sufficiently large jobs.
  Rates don't include taxes.

Updated: 1996-07-05

Paul C.A. van Gool

Address: Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
         Delft University of Technology
         Kluyverweg 1,  2629 HS Delft
         The Netherlands

Phone: +31-15-2785370
Fax  : +31-15-2786480

I would like to provide unpaid support for the following things:

- C
- C++
- f2c
- compilation and installation of most GNU packages

Updated:  1996-12-04

Arne Wichmann

EMail: <>
Telephone on request.

I support GNU software on the following platforms:

SunOS 4.X 5.X
other platforms on request.

Usual rates: 20DM per hour. Free support for private people as time

Entered: 1996-07-22

Jody Winston
xprt Computer Consulting, Inc.
731 Voyager
Houston, TX, 77058
(281) 480-UNIX, <>

We have supported, installed, and used the entire GNU software suite
for over 8 years on many different Unix platforms.  We have written
character device drivers and proc file systems for custom hardware
running on Linux.  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:  1996-12-03

Lige Zhou
Open Technologies Corporation
Sun Lotus Bldg. 2nd Floor
2-9-1 Chuou, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3365-2911 Fax: +81-3-3365-2920
E-mail: <>

My profile is listed at:

I have two years of experience porting and supporting GNU C Compiler and
GNU Assember at the Wingnut project of SRA, Inc., Tokyo.

I can provide free consultation on these products if the problem is not

Updated:  1996-12-04

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