bandali's home page

Hi, welcome to my home page! I'm Amin Bandali (or just bandali) and I'm a free/libre software activist and computing scientist. I'm a GNU maintainer of Jami and GNUzilla and IceCat, and I wear a few other hats around the GNU Project as well. I'm also an ex-intern and current volunteer with the Free Software Foundation.

You can contact me via email by writing to bandali at or at I'm always happy to receive (non-spam) emails, with the caveat that my response time varies depending on the number of messages I'm working my way through at any given time. You can also send me GPG-encrypted email if you wish.

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These are my articles on topics and issues I care about.

18 December 2020
My internship with the FSF tech team and beyond

29 May 2020
Internship with the FSF tech team

14 September 2019
How I do my computing


Some of my thoughts and musings, and occasional replies to those of others.

25 March 2022
Usable file names

1 January 2022
New Year 2022

23 December 2021
Hello (gopherspace)


Here are some talks and presentations I've given over the recent years.

20 March 2022
LibrePlanet 2022: The Net beyond the Web

20 March 2021
LibrePlanet 2021: Jami and how it empowers users

30 June 2020
A Comprehensive Study of Declarative Modelling Languages

17 June 2017
The Magic of Specifications and Type Systems

12 February 2015
Introducing YULUG

Last updated 22 June 2022