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A long time supporter of FreeNetworks and DIY networking, Rob has written three O'Reilly books: Building Wireless Community Networks, Linux Server Hacks, and Wireless Hacks. After serving as sysadmin for the O'Reilly Network, he edited books for the popular Hacks series. He often presents ideas and projects at various technology conferences, and enjoys spreading the good word of open networks, open standards, and ubiquitous wireless networking.
Rob's current project is Metrix Communication LLC, providing wireless hardware and software that embodies the same open source principles he rants about in his books. He currently lives in Seattle, WA.