Scott James Remnant

Scott James Remnant
Born (1980-07-18) 18 July 1980
Sussex, England
Residence San Francisco, CA
Occupation Software engineer
Employer Google

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

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 (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 2015-03-31.
  4. "Coming Out". 12 October 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2010.


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