POOLE, Alastair (netstar)

Free and Open-Source Development/Consultancy/News (Aberdeen, Scotland).


My name is Alastair Poole and I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. I am a software engineer and open-source contributor.

I’ve been using computers since the 1980s. I have a strong interest in software development and have been programming in some form since I was 5 years old. I feel comfortable using and developing for PC-DOS, Windows, macOS, GNU/Hurd, Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Haiku.

I also work with many open-source projects includingĀ EFL, the Enlightenment window manager, and also an EDI to support its development. Over the years I have made contributions to many other projects – there’s a good chance you’re using some of my work (unknowingly) if you’re using an Android, ChromeOS or Samsung/Tizen device!

I feel blessed to be able to work with some of the best engineers in the world in various fields.

Outside of computing I have a strong interest in electronic music (listening and creation). Also I’m a keen writer, and have made contributions to some publications (technical and non-technical). Currently I am reviewing a technical book on the Go Programming Language and its use in the implementation of graphical user interfaces.