The easiest way to reach me is by email. If you need to reach me

concerning please write to

research or teaching

Ryan Kavanagh <>

Debian or FOSS

Ryan Kavanagh <>

any other matter

Ryan Kavanagh <>

N.B. Pour des raisons de confidentialité, les étudiants de l’UQAM doivent m’écrire à mon adresse UQAM en utilisant leur adresse UQAM. Tout courriel qui ne respecte pas cette consigne sera supprimé sans réponse.

Please do not send me HTML email or attachments in non-free formats. I highly recommend using GnuPG to sign and/or encrypt your emails. My key id is BD958F7BF8FC4A11C97A. Its fingerprint is:

pub   rsa10240 2009-09-23 [SC] [expires: 2024-09-02]
      4E46 9519 ED67 7734 268F  BD95 8F7B F8FC 4A11 C97A

The safest way to get my key on a Debian-based system is by installing the debian-keyring package and running:

gpg --keyring=/usr/share/keyrings/debian-keyring.gpg \
    --export BD958F7BF8FC4A11C97A | gpg --import

Users on other systems can download my key or locate my key by running either (or both) of the following commands and checking the fingerprint against the above:

finger rak/ | gpg --import
gpg --locate-keys

I can also be found on several IRC networks as rak: irc://, irc://, irc://, irc://