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Jochen Sprickerhof

Account namejspricke
OpenPGP fingerprintEC47 84C5 B085 9A9A 9FC5 FCF0 17FB DCBF D992 8FF4
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2016-07-23

Short Biography


My name is Jochen Sprickerhof and I am a research assistant in the knowledge based systems group at the Osnabrück University. Our group mostly works in robotics and as my daily job I'm maintainer and contributor for a number of big free robotic software projects like PCL and ROS.

My Linux experience reaches back to 1998 when I started using SuSE Linux but I switched to Debian in 1999. Since then I've been using Debian unstable on a daily basis on my own computer as well as Debian stable on servers I maintain.

I started working on Debian packages in 2011 as part of maintaining the PCL, though I have been looking into it before that occasionally. At first I worked with a PPA outside of Debian, but since 2013 I'm contributing to the Debian repository as well.

My first package in Debian was OpenNI as part of the debian-multimedia team. Currently I'm working in the debian-science team on packaging ROS.

Personal history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2016-06-06 2016-07-23 DD, upl. Jochen Sprickerhof jspricke Approved myon
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
jspricke 1 Sep 2015 1 Sep 2015 Debian Maintainer, with guest account (done) Completed None