irl is the lead developer of the HamBSD project, aiming to bring amateur packet radio to OpenBSD. He holds a full amateur radio license in the UK with the callsign MM0ROR, and organises special event amateur radio stations for local events in and around Aberdeen. He also maintains amateur radio infrastructure around Aberdeen.
In the past, he has worked as an academic researcher in the field of Internet Engineering and now works instrumenting and analysing a popular anonymity network. He is also been a contributor to the Debian project.