Hi! I'm bert hubert, and I am an entrepreneur & software developer. I sometimes contribute to science, I care a lot about Europe 🇪🇺, innovation, climate, biology & health. I'm a former shareholder of Open-Xchange, the parent company of PowerDNS which I founded in 1999. In 2020, I joined a government oversight board, which I have since left. These days I am a part-time technical advisor at the Dutch Electoral Council. Furthermore, I write articles, some of which have been published by places like the IETF, IEEE, RIPE, APNIC, the Swedish Electronics Standardisation Institute, but also by newspapers/magazines like Nature Scientific Data, De Volkskrant, Nederlands Dagblad, Villamedia, De Ingenieur, Knack and others. A bit more about me and what I (want to) do can be found here.

Note: All recent publications/posts can be found on, or through RSS. A few recent posts/presentations:

There is also a useful tag cloud of subjects, like biology, Europe, legal or GPS/Galileo/GNSS

I can be contacted via email on or on Mastodon: If you don't receive a timely reply, do check your spam folder (sadly).

My (live) data and software projects:

Some notable projects, publications & presentations:

Note: All recent publications/posts can be found here.

You can find more in the sections on linked from the top of this page.

Possibly relevant: Linkedin, Main Twitter, Dutch Twitter, DNA Twitter, Mastodon, Dutch Mastodon, Old blog, GitHub 1, GitHub 2, Google Scholar, ORCiD.

Some older links can only be found on the old version of this page.