ØMQ (also known as ZeroMQ, 0MQ, or zmq) looks like an embeddable networking library but acts like a concurrency framework. It gives you sockets that carry atomic messages across various transports like in-process, inter-process, TCP, and multicast. You can connect sockets N-to-N with patterns like fan-out, pub-sub, task distribution, and request-reply. It's fast enough to be the fabric for clustered products. Its asynchronous I/O model gives you scalable multicore applications, built as asynchronous message-processing tasks. It has a score of language APIs and runs on most operating systems. ØMQ is from iMatix and is LGPLv3 open source.

Pieter Hintjens

Pieter Hintjens started his first business making video games 30 yearsago and has been building software products since then. Taking as hisprinciple, "the real physics of software is the physics of people", hefocuses now on building communities through "Social Architecture",writing, and helping others use ZeroMQ profitably.

For two years he was president of the FFII, a large NGO fightingsoftware patents. He was CEO of Wikidot, founder of the EuropeanPatent Conference, and founder of the Digital Standards Organization.

Pieter speaks English, French, Dutch, and bits and pieces of a dozenother languages. He plays with a West African drum group in Brusselsand is becoming a licensed NRA pistol instructor in Texas. Pieterlives with his beautiful wife and three lovely children in Brussels,Belgium and travels extensively.