Nicolas Spalinger believes in freedom and sharing. He is a volunteer with SIL International http://scripts.sil.org, a world-wide NGO doing language-based development for minority language communities through linguistic research, translation and literacy. He has lots to learn, but in the meantime he contributes to i18n projects, especially in the area of free and open collaborative font design. He co-authored the community-approved Open Font License with Victor Gaultney. He maintains some font packages for Debian/Ubuntu and dreams of the day where any language and script will work nicely on the free desktop, allowing users to enjoy it in their mother-tongue.
As a daytime job, he currently works as a systems and network administrator for Grid computing research projects focusing on health.