Jonas Smedegaard is a freelance systems administrator and developer working with resource sharing within and between organisations, mostly schools and NGOs, trying to design systems that are both intuitive and simple to use, extremely cheap and easy to maintain, strictly based on open standards, and purely built from Free Software.

Jonas is an official Debian Developer since 2001. Involved in Skolelinux. Developer of packaging helper tool CDBS. Package maintainer of Ghostscript, CipUX, Sugar (a.k.a. the "desktop" used by OLPC), MoinMoin, and 100+ other packages.

Jonas coined the term "Debian Pure Blend" in 2008, after being interested in the concept since his first Debconf in 2004.