Dave Rankin



Open Source Software

Software Development

Website Design

Application Development

Company Info


  • Senior software developer.
  • Co-founder of the digital creative agency, Field 15, Inc.
  • Provider of technical solutions using many open source tools.
  • Creates and distributes his own open source software.


Dave Rankin is a former freelance contributor for Lifewire who specialized in open source software. Rankin is the co-owner of a digital creative agency, Field15, Inc. He's been a professional software developer since 1998, writing applications for the desktop, web, and mobile devices.

Having worked on everything from websites for small organizations and non-profits to internet and desktop-based applications for enterprise-class corporations and the federal government, Dave has extensive experience providing technical solutions using many open source tools. Dave creates and distributes his own open source software along with electronic music he makes and releases under Creative Commons licenses.

He is passionate about free and open source software not only as a technology but also as a philosophy, a legal force, and a development model.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, TreeHugger and Thoughtco.

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