Libertus Solutions was founded in 2006 by Alan Lord. The company is based in Farnham, Surrey in the United Kingdom which is about 30 miles from London.

Libertus Solutions is a consulting and services company specialising in delivering business solutions based on Free and Open Source Software. We provide various services from consulting, to training, to support services.

Open Source methodologies and principles are no longer confined only to software development. The Open Source Hardware movement is a great example of this and is a hugely significant factor in the expansion and accessibility of 3D printing thanks to ideas and projects like RepRap. For an interesting “potted history” of 3D printing see this page at Autodesk.

We help organisations large and small, and from many different business sectors, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more.


After successfully completing a four year Electronic Engineering apprenticeship with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence Alan Lord began his career with one of the early pioneers of the data communications industry; a Canadian company called Gandalf. He began in field service and moved through various roles including sales, consulting and marketing. In 1995 he joined ACC (Advanced Computer Communications), a Californian start-up Internet equipment manufacturer, to establish and head-up the marketing department for EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), helping to successfully shorten the sales-cycle for their Enterprise, Carrier and Indirect-channel prospects & customers.

After several years of close collaboration, ACC was acquired by Ericsson in 1998. Post acquisition, Alan became Strategic Business Development Director for EMEA, primarily working with the region’s major fixed & wireless telecommunication operators, assisting them with the planning and migration from circuit to packet switched (IP) technologies.

Since leaving Ericsson in 2001, Alan has had his own businesses including jointly developing several on-line/technology related ventures.

Having spent many years working in technology and delivering IT services on top of Open Source platforms, in 2006 Alan jointly founded Libertus Solutions to help businesses exploit the benefits that Open Source Software has now been proven to deliver.

In 2019, in addition to continuing to work with Open Source business software, Libertus Solutions embarks on a new journey into the fascinating & compelling world of rapid-prototyping and additive manufacturing that is commonly know as 3D Printing.