Electric Embers, Oakland, CA

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Electric Embers' roots go back to 2001: Brent was expanding his hobby Linux web server for friends and family into a small side business, just as Adam was customizing open-source software to provide his consulting clients quality communications tools for smaller budgets. When these two nonprofit technology consultants met and started founding the tech underground, it became clear that they shared a dilemma: they loved working with progressive nonprofit groups, but couldn't find many opportunities to use their favorite UNIX-like operating systems and free/open-source software tools. Their small hosting businesses were a start, but they soon realized that they could accomplish more by working together than they could on their own. And so on May Day in 2003, Electric Embers was born; Benjamin joined in early 2005 and we've been together ever since.

Since then, we have been doing work we love for people whose work we admire. We are presently only three, but we are not in this alone. We are very grateful to the developers of the open-source and free software we use, without which our task would be impossible: FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL, OpenSSH, Postfix, Sympa, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, Clam AntiVirus, BIND, Roundcube, SquirrelMail, Proftpd, PHP, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, MHonArc.

We thank David Taylor, who developed the AMP CMS and made it available to our clients, Stalker Software for past generosity with their excellent Communigate Pro messaging software, and CAcert for free and open SSL certificates. We also gratefully acknowledge those who have contributed their formidable artistic talents: Jeff Odell, Adam S. Doyle and Jason Lutes. We are hosted at MonkeyBrains and GAIAHost.

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