• Born 1970 in Germany, living in Berlin, Germany
  • Speaking German, English, and Portuguese, some French
  • Currently manager of OpenPrinting and contracted by Canonical to do printing stuff in Ubuntu

  • Linux user since 1996, Linux admin since 1997, Linux developer since 2000


  • Everything to make printing in Linux "just work"
  • Manager of the OpenPrinting project at the Linux Foundation

  • Contracted by Canonical for work on the printing part of Ubuntu
    • Packaging CUPS, CUPS-DDK, Ghostscript, Foomatic, system-config-printer, hal-cups-utils, HPLIP, Gutenprint, foo2zjs, SpliX, min12xx, m2300w, ...
    • Packagiung of Ghostscript and HPLIP in collaboration with Debian
    • Answering and triaging printing-related bug reports, fixing bugs, making upstream developers and printer manufacturers aware of problems
    • Member of printing and QA teams
    • MOTU
    • Made Plug'n'Print (automatic print queue setup) working in Ubuntu Gutsy
    • Replaced the unmaintained gnome-cups-manager by Red Hat's system-config-printer in Ubuntu Gutsy
    • Sponsoring uploads of Brother driver packages to Multiverse (packaged by Sa├»vann Carignan and Jeremy Schoenhaar)
  • Upstream development activity
    • Collaboration with Tim Waugh from Red Hat on upstream development of system-config-printer and hal-cups-utils
    • Merger of ESP Ghostscript with GPL Ghostscript

    • VCS write access for Gutenprint, ESP Ghostscript (project discontinued), GPL Ghostscript, system-config-printer, hal-cups-utils
    • Beta tester for HPLIP (HP Linux Printing and Imaging)

    • Contacts with driver developers at most major printer manufacturers: HP, Ricoh, Epson, Canon, Kyocera, Konica Minolta, Samsung, Fuji Xerox, ...
  • Former activities
    • Responsible for printing and digital imaging for the Mandriva distribution from mid 2000 to mid 2006
    • Given various talks and tutorials about printing and digital photography with Linux on several conferences
    • Organized booths about printing with Linux on the LinuxTag 2001-2006

Contact details

  • Name: Till Kamppeter
  • Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~till-kamppeter

  • e-mail: till.kamppeter (at) gmail.com
  • IRC: tkamppeter on irc.freenode.net, channel: #ubuntu-devel sometimes also #ghostscript and #gsoc


  • Programming in C, Perl, Python
  • Packaging: Debian, RPM, convertible LSB RPMs

  • Web development: HTML, CGI, MediaWiki, forum admin

  • Linux system administration, especially network printing

Ubuntu packaging activity

Upload sponsors

  • Martin Pitt (pitti, 99%)
  • Matthias Klose (doko)

TillKamppeter (last edited 2008-08-06 16:33:27 by localhost)