About us

UBports is creating Ubuntu Touch, a beautiful, free and open source mobile OS!

UBports is a world wide community of actual living people who who place high value - not just on a 'flashy user experience' - but also on bigger picture items like freedom and creativity. Although UBports began with a simple copy and paste of the programming code from the promising Ubuntu Touch platform, this was merely a starting point for something that would soon become much greater. 

The UBports project was founded by Marius Gripsgard in 2015 and in its infancy was a place where developers could share ideas and educate each other in hopes of bringing the Ubuntu Touch platform to more and more devices. 

After Canonical suddenly announced their plans to terminate support of Ubuntu Touch in the beginning of 2017, the programming source code for the project was, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, picked up and moved into the free software community where the project could not only be maintained but also expanded. 

Starting first as a handful of developers meeting on Telegram (a free software app running successfully on many devices including Ubuntu Touch) within just a couple of months this tiny UBports group had grown into a 'super group' community with hundreds and hundreds of people from many countries and walks of life. The overall resonance has been fantastic, dialogues exciting, and community membership is growing at a break neck speed. 

It is our goal at UBports to keep the framework of the the original Ubuntu Touch alive on all originally-supported devices while preserving all the aspects and features the community has grown to love. We intend to reshape Ubuntu Touch and transform it into an operating system that faithfully serves all the needs of its members. 

The name Ubuntu (including Ubuntu Touch) is known as being technology designed with human beings in mind, and UBports aims to bring this spirit to to the project starting first with mobile devices but setting no limits on its potential reach. We will convert Ubuntu Touch into a true Linux-powered distribution for mobile devices, while keeping its simple, elegant and human-focused design. 

Since we are a non-profit organization funded entirely from donations.

We do this for the community.

We are the community.

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The UBports Team

Marius GripsgÄrd



Fairphone 2, Oneplus one, Nexus 5

Nils Glerum



Fairphone 2

Ratchanan Srirattanamet



Fairphone 2 and Optimus L90

Ricardo Mendoza



Fairphone 2

Ruben Carneiro


Developer, QA tester

Nexus 5 and Fairphone 2

Florian Leeber



Michael Zanetti



Brian Douglass



Chloe Johnson


Community manager, QA tester

Dalton Durst


Blog, Wiki, QA tester

Fairphone 2

Jan Sprinz


Community manager, QA tester

Fairphone 2, Nexus 5, BQ M10 HD

Inactive Team-Members

Louis Popi



Marius Quabeck


QA tester

Oneplus One, Fairphone 2 and Nexus 5

Apple Muncy


Developer, QA tester

Nexus 5 and Fairphone 2

Lyo Faelan


QA tester

Fairphone 2

Joed Lopez


Marketing Coordinator