I write criticism and quasi-journalistic accounts of US culture and open source. For the last five and half years I’ve helped lead OpenOffice.org, the open-source project. Prior to that, I was working on my doctorate in English (US culture), which I received from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999. Not so oddly: My focus was on community. I didn’t really know that until I had finished, but this is normal. The book I’m working on from it is roughly titled, “Free Communities: Tramping Over Property from 1865-2012.”
I live now in Toronto. We moved here in July of 2005, when my wife Tina, accepted a position teaching English at York University.