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I'm Peter Saint-Andre, a.k.a. stpeter.

I'm a technologist, building better ways for people to work together with the amazing team at &yet. I've defined industry standards for messaging, real-time collaboration, security, internationalization, and more at the IETF and the XSF. I also run jabber.org and xmpp.net.

I'm a writer, having authored The Tao of Roark, a dictionary of philosophy, a collection of poems, and an Epicurean dialogue on happiness. Books about Nietzsche and Thoreau are on the way.

I'm a musician, having composed a folk-rock song cycle, four extended works for classical guitar, a setting for voice and guitar of Freedom's Plow by Langston Hughes, and arrangements of six songs by Yes for solo electric bass.

I'm an advocate for free culture, having written several essays on the topic (Who's Afraid of the Public Domain? and What Is Copyright?) and having republished many public domain texts at The Monadnock Valley Press.

I'm a lover of wisdom, having absorbed and applied the philosophies of Lao Tzu, Aristotle, Epicurus, the Stoics, the gnostic Jesus, Montaigne, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Lin Yutang, and Ayn Rand.

I'm a vibrant loner, a poetic geek, an intuitive musician, a practical philosopher, a spiritual non-believer, a progressive libertarian, and above all an individual.

For the latest updates, peruse my online journal, follow my Twitter feed, or check out my GitHub repositories. And feel free to contact me if you'd like to chat.

—Peter