Dave Rankin

Writer

Expertise

Open Source Software

Software Development

Website Design

Application Development

Company Info

Introduction

  • 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.

Experience

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.

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