General Information

Free and Open Source Software makes extensive use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We are proud to say that we do not use any proprietary software anywhere in the production of this site and service, other than our own in-house creations.

Some of our in-house code is derived from, or borrows code and techniques from software developed by the University of California, Berkeley and its contributors, and the FreeBSD Project. We are free to do this, thanks to the BSD License and FreeBSD License. Where practical and useful, we endeavour to contribute back to the FOSS projects from which we derive benefits.

See our links page for links to the FOSS projects which we use, or just feel deserve a link.


Advertising on this site is provided by Google AdSense. If you would like to advertise here, please visit the Google AdWords site.

Sponsorship is funded through advertising and sponsorship, running on a very tight budget and modest infrastructure. If you would like to discuss how you can help support this service through sponsorship, please contact the webmaster.

NTP — Network Time Protocol

We have an open access NTP server available at Please see the rules of engagement on that page — abusers will be banned.


This service is provided by the service provider and contributors “as is” and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the service provided or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (incuding negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this service, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.