I am a Ubuntu developer (core-dev & MOTU) and Debian Developer.

I was born in 1985, live in Berlin, Germany and studied computer engineering at TU Berlin. Apart from being a computer freak I like to play trumpet and cornet. My hand cannot only click on mouse buttons but also can fold small Origami stars. I have been learning to program since I was 10 years old and since then I have touched at least 10 program languages. Among them there are Pyhton, C, Java, Assembler (e.g. ARM). If you want to contact me, have a look at the Launchpad site provided above. You probably want to contact me via IRC or email.

My first Ubuntu contact was with 6.06 LTS "Dapper Drake". Since Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy Eft" I used it as main system. I started diving into packaging after the Packaging Jam in Berlin on 2008-02-06. The first package I worked on was matplotlib 0.91.2 and it finally hit Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron" on 2008-04-15 after 23 days. On 2008-06-16 I joined the 5-A-Day team at the first Berliner Bug Jam. 60 day later I have worked on 147 bugs. On 2009-04-23 I became a Ubuntu Universe Contributor. Since then I touched many packages in Debian and Ubuntu. On 2009-09-10 I became finally MOTU and on 2010-03-16 core-dev. From 2010-11-06 to 2015-03-02 I served on the DeveloperMembershipBoard.

After university I worked for a German company for eight years. During that time I contributed fixes and improvements to Debian packages that we used. Since 2022-04-01 I am working for Canonical in the Foundations team. Part of my work is maintaining Apport, initramfs-tools, and tzdata.


For a list of packages I (probably) care for, have a look at my Debian Quality Assurance page. A list of packages I take 100% blame for it:

A (historic) list of contributions:

Besides maintaining these package, I work on the ubuntu-sponsors queue and try to keep it empty.


Uploaded (different) packages

8.04 Hardy


8.10 Intrepid


9.04 Jaunty


9.10 Karmic


10.04 Lucid


10.10 Maverick


...and continued from there (not collected the data).


I want to ... (sorted from near to far)


BenjaminDrung (last edited 2024-06-11 08:55:14 by bdrung)