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- Member of the UBports Foundation Board of Directors
- Member of the UBports Foundation Board of Trustees
- Head of Ubuntu Touch QA
 * Member of the UBports Foundation Board of Directors
 * UBports Trustee
 * Head of Ubuntu Touch QA

About Me

My name is Jan Sprinz, also known as NeoTheThird. I study informatics at TUM, where I also work as a student associate for the chair of scientific computing on ls1-mardyn. In the Ubuntu Community I nowadays mainly work in the UBports project to support the continued development of Ubuntu Touch.

Contact Information


Munich, Germany


German, English









Personal Email

neo at neothethird dot de

UBports Email

jan at ubports dot com









Positions in the Ubuntu Community

  • Member of the UBports Foundation Board of Directors
  • UBports Trustee
  • Head of Ubuntu Touch QA


UBports & Ubuntu Touch

App development

Ubucon Europe Paris 2017

Ubuntu brand and community

  • Throwing proverbial rotten eggs at Marius Quabeck for switching to Solus (probably my most valuable contribution)

Ubuntu Desktop

  • Translations to German (less today)
  • Bug reporting (less today)
  • Support on AskUbuntu

While I'm not employed by the UBports Foundation, I'm sometimes reimbursed from community donations for parts of my expenses (eg. travel, accommodation, development hardware).

Future Goals

Of course I want to keep up my contributions to Ubuntu Touch! The dream of convergence and being able to run the exact same code on your phone and laptop is still alive, so the desktop-side of Unity 8 is probably my next field of contribution. With Mir-Wayland support improving a lot in recent releases, being able to actually use it for production does not seem that far away any more. The Phone, Mir and Unity 8 team did so much amazing work, it would make me really happy to see it being used more widely!

Another big priority for me is to make sure, that the UBports community does not diverge too much from the general Ubuntu community. That's why I'm lobbying in various parts of the Ubuntu Community to acknowledge the existence and relevance of UBports, and I hope to see that situation improve.

In the long run, I would really like to get into low-level- and kernel development, but so far I have been lacking time to really dive into that topic.


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JanSprinz (last edited 2020-03-11 21:05:53 by neothethird)