Daily Linux user since 2003; grass-roots community co-organizer; free software advocate; co-operatives advocate; DIY tinker. Delib left a small collectively-owned health food store to go back to the land, then left the land. They focused on effects of nutrition and environmental substances on the brain and behavior for a nutrition degree, but switched to graduate with a BS in Human Development from a college of human resources and family studies. Then did two years of graduate study and research on environmental toxins in a school of Community Health Education. After some years with grass-roots community groups, they went back to earn an interdisciplinary PhD with a more political-philosopy approach, from a college of urban and public affairs, concentrating on interdisciplinary fields of Cummunity Health and Development, and Normative Policy Analysis. Their dissertation explored deliberative democracy in successful co-operatives.