A summary for my foreign readers.

I tried for several years to maintain a website in two languages. It is possible but requires a large amount of time that I don't have.
For this reason I decided to keep the site only in Italian, and use Google Translate for all other languages.

Below are the bare essentials in English about who I am, how to contact me and how to make a donation for all the work done so far in more than 15 years of activism.

A virtual hug.



Technology enthusiast with a love for mobile devices. Co-founder of Replicant, founder of LibrePlanet Italia. Previously community manager for gNewSense. Worked for TIM, Vodafone and Fastweb. Online since 1996.


How to contact me.

Email (preferred)



Reasons to donate:
  • support more than 15 years of free software contributions
  • you use one of the project I founded or worked at (Replicant, gNewSense, GNU IceCat, etc.)
  • I helped you with that little computer/smartphone/tablet problem that wasn't so little :)
  • want to help me upgrade my hardware so I can continue my researches

Ways to donate:

If you want to suggest others way to donate contact me at sorbaioli@gmail.com

Thank you!

Past Projects


Replicant is a fully free Android distribution running on several devices, a free software mobile operating system putting the emphasis on freedom and privacy/security.

OpenMoko Neo Freerunner

I used a Neo Freerunner A7+ and contirbuted to hardware and software testing.

LibrePlanet Italia
In 2009 I launched LibrePlanet Italia the first world LibrePlanet group to gather together all the italian free software activists.

 [Free Software Foundation]   Free Software Foundation
Long time collaborator of the Free Software Foundation, a no profit organization to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users.

 [gNewSense: a fully free GNU/Linux distribution] gNewSense
Community Manager for gNewSense where I served as volunteer coordinator, web developer, beta tester and italian translator.

 [GNU Icecat: a fully free web browser] GNU IceCat
Beta tester for GNU IceCat, the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the source code from the Mozilla project is free software, the binaries that they release include additional non-free software. Also, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plugins.

 [Richard Stallman's personal page] Richard Stallman’s personal page
Web developer for stallman.org, I enhanced the layout of Richard Stallman’s personal page with a three column layout. Richard Stallman is a famous hacker, author of the GNU operating system, GCC compiler and the Emacs text editor.

 [Winston Smith Project] Progetto Winston Smith
Web Developer for The Winston Smith Project. Its objective is to facilitate the creation of “E-privacy service provider”, giving them the know-how and the documentation needed to the setup of “E-privacy public servers”.I created the website of the project.