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, Mastodon, Dutch Mastodon, Old blog, GitHub 1, GitHub 2, Google Scholar, ORCiD. I am no longer on Twitter.

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