Scott James Remnant

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Scott James Remnant
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Born (1980-07-18) 18 July 1980 (age 42)
Sussex, England
OccupationSoftware engineer

Scott James Remnant (born 18 July 1980) is an open source software engineer. Scott served as a long-time Debian developer until 2006 and worked as "Ubuntu Developer Manager" on the Ubuntu Linux distribution[1] at Canonical Ltd. He now works at Google as a Technical Lead on Bluetooth Systems.[2]


  • Ran the Linux humor website[3]
  • While a Debian developer, Scott maintained several important packages, notably libtool and dpkg
  • Is the author of the Upstart initialization system
  • Developed the Planet weblog aggregation system
  • He served on the Ubuntu Technical Board until October 2011

Personal life[edit]

Scott is openly gay, and believes it important to be open about it to support others in the open source community.[4]


  1. ^ "Monkey Business". Linux Format. No. 96. September 2007. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Leaving Canonical". January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011.
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 31 March 2001. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Coming Out". 12 October 2009. Archived from the original on 15 October 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2010.

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