Minkiverse Overview

Welcome! On a clear day you can see the whole Minkiverse from here! This is the system map and guide to Simon Phipps' web sites and other online presence. Who?

  • Standards & Policy director at the Open Source Initiative, and former board  director & President
  • Former Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems (first OSPO)
  • Former co-founder, IBM Java Technology Centre

Online Presences


Subscribe to any of these with any ActivityPub-compatible software such as Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed etc.


  • On Matrix I am @webmink:matrix.org
  • On Signal I am @webmink.0
  • I have a load of legacy accounts! UUCP and Compuserve no longer work but most others (including CIX!) sort-of do.
  • I avoid Microsoft and Meta's products as far as I can while remaining normal. Please don't contact me on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Threads, Skype or LinkedIn even if you can find my legacy accounts.
  • If all else fails, there is a contact form you can use to get in touch.


If you appreciated something I posted, or want to support the turtle carrying this heavy load, you can make me smile when you:



  • If you want to see the Open Document Format standard continue to evolve, consider a donation to COSM.
  • If you're interested in OggCamp, that's also under the Public Software CIC umbrella.

Current Affiliations

In no particular order as of  3 May 2024 (* = compensated roles):