Bernhard Rosenkranzer is the founder and main developer of Ark Linux and a contributor to various other free software projects such as KDE and OpenOffice.org. He is known as bero (a concatenation of the first two letters of is first and last name) to many users of Ark Linux.
His primary interest and work focus is in getting free software and Open Source ready for the desktop.
Rosenkranzer entered RWTH Aachen University in 1998, where he studied computer science. Before he started classes, he optimized Red Hat Linux by creating his own Linux distribution known as "BeroLinux". During his studies, he started working for Mandrake Linux (later known as Mandriva). Rosenkranzer later accepted an offer to work for Red Hat Linux as a KDE package developer. However, he quit the job due to differences with Red Hat about the future of KDE in Red Hat.
Rosenkranzer also invented an improved system for satellite television distribution to schools in Ethiopia.
Currently, Rosenkranzer works at Linaro, an organization dedicated to improving Linux on ARM processors and also for ROSA Laboratories, a company delivering their own custom brand of Mandriva Linux for the Russian government. Ark Linux has since been merged into the project.
In 2012, he has been involved with speeding up Linaro's Android builds by modifying Bionic (software) and making better use of the toolchain.