Fosshost is a UK Community Interest Company run entirely by volunteers. We do not pay or provide "in-kind" remuneration, with one exception: volunteers are generally eligible to host their FOSS projects.
The Fosshost Team consists of Directors, our core volunteers and Advisory Committee Board (ACB).
Each volunteer is vitally essential, and we are each of equal importance. We contribute and share decisions collaboratively as much as possible. We are each empowered to contribute in our own unique and individual ways. As a project, we generate educational, academic, scientific, and research opportunities for aspiring individuals who have a passion for technology and drive to improve the open-source landscape. You can join the team by offering to volunteer.
The Fosshost executive team partners to guarantee against legal obligations under the UK and other applicable law, ensure that we are model citizens of the FOSS ecosystem, trustworthy custodians and that our work together is ethical, gratifying, and excellent.
Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Fosshost. He founded the project in March 2020 and is responsible for managing overall operations and resources. In addition, he is responsible for the primary communication between the board of directors and the volunteering team. Thomas manages all the supplier relationships ensuring that we provide world-class service.
Nikola chairs our board and serves as our secretary of record. A full-time dad, husband, and software developer, Nikola focuses on web technologies and systems' backend. He's an open-source enthusiast whose love for Linux is visible from space. He enjoys travelling, hiking, HAM radio, and always has a few side-projects running.
Jonathon is our Executive Director. Whilst his role is not hands-on, he does regularly engage with projects, both new and existing. Jonathon brings with him a wealth of experience coordinating and managing open source communities.
Nate is our Chief Technology Officer, with overall responsibility for the technology supporting our network and services. He is also the principal maintainer of several FOSS projects which are foundational to our network and services, notably AARCH64 and Packetframe. Nate is also a student and serves as Advisory Board Member at Emerald Onion, a non-profit ISP focused on privacy infrastructure.
Corwin is the Chief Operating Officer, with overall responsibility for our day-to-day operations. Corwin lives in Minneapolis, USA, with his five children and two domestic partners. He also volunteers for Science Fiction related non-profits and conventions, The Free Software Directory, GNU Savannah, GNU Emacs, and EmacsConf. Corwin, along with several life-long friends, is creating an RPG engine for GNU Emacs in his free time. Corwin likes Emacs.
Fosshost staff is those of our regular and trusted volunteers who routinely make time for those who depend on our project, our tenants and their users, partners, and contributors. Many of our volunteers host their FOSS development projects with us. Most of them have jobs, classes, kids, and other important volunteer commitments. Their dedicated service is the heart-beat of our global network of FOSS information and technology services.
Hampton is a student fascinated with learning. He enjoys writing code for automated scaling and management of infrastructure.
Ben is a software developer with a strong interest in creating a community with open code, open platforms, and teaching and learning. I look after the mirrors project for Fosshost.
Niklas is Head of Projects and spends most of my time managing and leading projects, ensuring they run smoothly. In his spare time, he is actively involved with RPG Research.
I'm a self-taught person, always eager to learn something new. I have a passion for free software, free software evangelism, writing, and photography.
I oversee the management and maintenance of some of our hosting services and welcome new members.
I am responsible for the design, implementation of all frontend web assets for the Fosshost.org website and AArch64/Fosshost console.
I have a design studio in Singapore doing illustrations, graphic design and branding. I occasionally volunteer my free time to the project.
I am responsible for the design and implementation of the AArch64.com website.
I am a project advocate, which means that I use the Fosshost service for my projects, and from time to time, engage with fellow project members and users, including new members.
I am the Deputy Director of Operations with a focus on documentation and budgeting.
I am Jordan, better known as
rails. If you know me you probably know me from the many many IRC networks I assist with. I help out here at Fosshost with Technical Operations, Support and Infrastructure Management.
My name is Colin, though I often go by
col. As a self-taught student programmer and a member of TechOps gang, I strive to understand the difficulties of managing servers while contributing in any way I can, especially with the AArch4 platform.
I'm a low-level software engineer, network administrator, and student, with a long history in and a debt to Free Software. With many years of experience in C, C++, python, and other programming languages, Linux and its internals, networking, etcetera. Feel free to contact me.
I am Jeeho, better known as io or JcdeA. I am a student and software developer. I work on a variety of things including developing AArch64, provisioning VMs, and improving performance of various services.
The ACB includes Industry Experts, FOSS Advocates and Academics at both local and international level. Committee Members contribute a set number of hours every quarter. The advisory reports into and provides the Fosshost Board with expert knowledge and research that allows the board to shape our strategy and vision. ACB Members are volunteers and often run workshops, seminars or help mentor aspiring volunteers within the Fosshost community. Similarly, ACB members often are an expert in a particular field of open source, and occasionally, are paired with projects that may benefit from their field of expertise.
I am a computational biologist with a background in chemistry. My research focuses on data-driven drug discovery. I have published 22 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and I am the first or corresponding author in 12 of them. Recently, I’ve led the development of the Chemical Checker, a computational platform for systems pharmacology. Now, I am willing to bring the Chemical Checker closer to the clinics, especially in neglected areas. I spend most of my free time on fiction writing.
Luis Falcón, M.D., MSc, holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the California State University (USA) and in Medicine from IUCS, Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has a Master's degree in Genomics and Medical Genetics from the University of Granada (Spain). Dr Falcon is a social, animal rights and free software activist. He is the founder and president of GNU Solidario, a nonprofit humanitarian organisation focused on the advancement of Social Medicine. Dr Falcon is the author of GNU Health, the award-winning Free/Libre digital health ecosystem. He is a guest speaker at international conferences about Free Software, eHealth and Social Medicine.
Morgan Lemmer-Webber is an art historian, avid crafter, and FOSS user and advocate. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA). A lifelong exploration of various handcrafts and media inspired her dissertation research on women and textile production in the Roman empire. Morgan is interested in the intersection of FOSS and academia, particularly in digital humanities research. Morgan was also the co-organiser of the ActivityPub Conference (2019 in Prague, 2020 online), which brings together implementors and users of projects created using the ActivityPub protocol for decentralised social networking. She is the co-host of FOSS and Crafts, a podcast about free software, free culture, and making things together.
I have spent the majority of my life hacking on free software. My work includes starting the IRCv3 project, writing a lot of the code commonly used in IRC servers, writing Audacious (a popular Linux music player), libucontext, pkgconf, ifupdown-ng and several other key components of Alpine, contributing security and privacy fixes to ActivityPub (the protocol) and its implementations like Mastodon and Pleroma, packaging software for Debian, Ubuntu, and Alpine, and is one of the key people who got Alpine Linux off the ground and where it is today.
Kubilay Kocak is an independent technology consultant with over 20 years commercial experience exclusively in Open Source systems architecture and engineering, infrastructure and operations, product development, and cultivating technology teams that excel. He is a FreeBSD Ports committer and works on community engagement, project branding, culture and advocacy in The FreeBSD Project through several community facing channels including Twitter (@FreeBSDHelp), IRC and Bugmeister (Issue Triage & Management). Other interests include the Open Access and Open Science movement and Sustainable Open Source Funding. You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn and the FreeBSD Wiki.