Alan Orth is a Linux systems administrator at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to supporting the research computing platform for scientific computing, he manages CGSpace, an institutional repository that captures the outputs of ILRI and many other CGIAR research institutions and their partners. Before working at ILRI, he worked as a volunteer teacher in Kenya where he taught computer science courses at the diploma level. He is passionate about free, libre, open-source software, and is involved with several Nairobi-based user groups such as the Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of California, Chico.