I'm Chris Lamb, aka lamby, a 34-year-old freelance computer programmer.

I have been an official Debian Developer since 2008, during which time I have submitted over 4,000 bugs and improvements. I was the Debian Project Leader from 2017—2019. I am currently a director of both the Open Source Initiative and Software in the Public Interest, Inc.

Today, I am a core team member of the Reproducible Builds project and have previously received a grant from the Core Infrastructure Initiative. In 2019, I was awarded a Google Open Source Peer Bonus for my work in this area. I'm also the primary author of dozens of free and open source projects and contributor to 100s of others (eg. Tails, etc.), but I also am the owner of a number of web services such as Ethermap. Within Debian, amongst many other tasks, I maintain the Lintian static analysis tool and the Redis and Memcached packages.

I previously worked as Technical Architect at (acquired) & (YCombinator S12). I'm am experienced in full-stack web development with a focus on backend development using Django.

I'm an avid reader and film-watcher as well as a cellist and lutenist, but you can likely find my latest interests on my blog.

The best way to contact me using email, via