I am a freelance writer, popularizer, activist and teacher. My field is open digital standards, Free Software, digital technologies and the impacts of all these things on education, ethics, civil rights, environmental issues and, in general, everyday life. That's why the slogan of this website is: your civil rights and the quality of your life depend on how software is used AROUND you.
I discovered the Free Software world in the mid 90's, because I used UNIX in my daily work and I wanted to try something similar at home. Almost immediately, however, I became much more interested in the ethical side of Free Software rather than in the coding, and in all its implications for civil rights, politics, education, and social development.
These days, my main activities are writing, teaching and sometimes consulting in all the fields above. Occasionally I also work freelance as English to Italian translator. In an earlier life, I was an ASIC and FPGA designer, and sometimes still go back to that world.