Philip Hands Ltd has been providing support and consultancy related to Free Software in general and Debian GNU/Linux in particular since 1993. It is owned and run by Philip Hands, who has been a Debian developer since 1996, and has a wide knowledge of Free Software, with particular specialisation in communications and interconnection of systems, having been the Debian maintainer for packages including ssh, rsync, ppp, and mgetty, and a member of the Debian System Administration team. The server that hosts is owned and maintained by Ltd, and Philip Hands has been involved with organising DebConf conference every year since 2007, as well as often sponsoring the conference.