Steven Christensen, Ph.D.
Steve, the “Master Mind” of UnixPackages, has been the driving technical force behind creating reliable pre-built UNIX packages since 1986. As the founder of Sunfreeware, Steve has literally saved UNIX sys admins and users millions of hours of work.
In his other life, Steve can be found supporting his MathTensor tensor analysis Mathematica-based system. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he does research in gravitation and quantum field theory. See for example, Hawking Radiation Conference. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a very avid amateur astrophotographer. See this Flickr page for that work.
Colin the “Oily Rag” of Business Development is an Sun Microsystems alumni having joined them in 1986 where he fulfilled a variety of key technical roles before moving into Customer Service marketing and management. Frighteningly, he still is able to turn his hand at UNIX Admin, just keep him away from MySQL! Colin is responsible for driving new UnixPackages initiatives, its website, and software services.
In his spare time you will find him paddling rivers, sailing in the Puget Sound, remodeling his house, or riding his KTM in the desert.
Please visit our Friends of UNIX Packages page for others who have helped and contributed over the years.