Regular Contributors

This page exists to recognize the efforts and contributions of the core individuals in the Apache project.

Alphabetical index, with contributions

Of course, everyone tests and submits the occasional bugfix or performance hack.

Name: Brian Behlendorf
Email: or
URL: *
Organization: Organic
Occupation: CTO (hahaha)
Location: San FranDisco, CA, USA
Comments: Crotchety Old Man who likes to see things done right.
OS Expertise: BSDI 2.0
Contributions: Code-wise I've contributed very little - the authDBM hack which I did for HotWired was the only feature enhancement. I focus more on testing and sanity checking, and I provide the hardware/software/bandwidth to support and the development mailing list.

Name: Mark Cox
URL: *
Organization: UK Web Ltd
Occupation: Technical Director
Location: Leeds, England
Contributions: Various patches, bug fixes, and DBM code alterations bringing Apache in line with what we were using on Initial cookie module for clickstream tracking with Netscape. Server Status module., Contributor to *Apache Week

Name: Ralf S. Engelschall
URL: *
Organization: Private
Occupation: Computer Science Student
Location: Munich, Germany
Contributions: Contributor of the URL rewriting module.

Name: Howard Fear
URL: *
Organization: NetPlus+, RedCape Policy Software, Inc.
Occupation: Everything software
Location: Colorado
Comments: The story teller makes no choice. Soon you will not hear his voice. His job is to shed light, and not to master.
Contributions: SSI extensions and occasional bug fixes

Name: Roy T. Fielding
URL: *
Organization: University of California, Irvine
Occupation: Ph.D. Student, ICS
Location: Irvine, CA
Contributions: Roy is the standards cop. He keeps the group informed of changes to the standards for HTTP, HTML and URI, and makes sure that Apache conforms to those worth conforming to. Roy also acts as the unofficial contact between the Apache Group and the W3 Consortium. On a good day, he'll even test the code, dabble in software engineering practice, and submit an occasional patch.

Name: Matthew Gray
URL: *
Organization: net.Genesis
Ocupation: Chief Technologist
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Contributions: NCSA1.4 logging compatibility modules, miscellaneous patches

Name: Rob Hartill
Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory & Internet Movie Database.
Occupation: Post-doc PERL guru
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, Good Old US of A
Comments: write it in PERL

Name: Jim Jagielski
URL: *
Organization: jaguNET Access Services
Occupation: ISP and Engineer
Location: Baltimore Maryland, USA
OS Expertise: A/UX and various SysV flavors
Contributions: A/UX port, addition of SysV shared memory support for the scoreboard and various fixes/hacks. General porter, coder and trouble maker.

Name: Alexei Kosut
Email: *
URL: *
Organization: Crystal Springs Uplands School
Occupation: Student
Location: El Granada, Calif, US
Comments: Lefler on IRC, mostly DALnet: /server 7000

Name: Ben Laurie
URL: *
Organization: A.L. Digital Ltd
Occupation: Freelance Consultant and Technical Director
Location: London, England
OS Expertise: SCO, QNX, SGI, Windows (all flavours), DOS
Contribution: Apache-SSL, extensive debate on escaping characters, and the odd bug fix.
Comments: What am I doing here?

Name: Rasmus Lerdorf
URL: *
Company: Lerdorf Consultants
Occupation: IT Consultant
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OS Expertise: Solaris, Linux
Contribution: Wrote mod_info module included in the distribution, as well as mod_php which is available separately.

Name: Aram W. Mirzadeh
URL: *
Organization: *Qosina Corporation
Occupation: MIS Manager
Location: Edgewood, NY
Comment: To err is human, to really screw up you need a computer.
OS Expertise: Linux & SCO

Name: Chuck Murcko
URL: *
Organization: Infonautics Corporation & The Topsail Group
Occupation: Web Developer & Grinder
Location: West Chester PA USA
Comments: Tinkero ergo sum
OS Expertise: UnixWare, IRIX (secondarily) FreeBSD, BSDI, Solaris

Name: Frank Peters
URL: *
Organization: Mississippi State University
Occupation: UNIX Systems Group Leader
Location: Starkville, Mississippi, US

Name: Paul Richards
URL: *
Organization: Bluebird Computer Systems. FreeBSD core team member.
Location: UK
OS Expertise: FreeBSD

Name: David Robinson
Organization: University of Cambridge
Occupation: Astronomer
Location: Cambridge, UK

Name: Cliff Skolnick
URL: * /Staff/cliff
Organization: Organic Online
Occupation: Networking and System Czar
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
OS Expertise: Solaris 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Name: Garey Smiley
URL: *
Organization: SoftLink Services
Occupation: Consultant in cross platform applications and web development.
Location: Akron, Ohio USA
Comments: If you can't do UNIX do OS/2.
OS Expertise: OS/2, Win32s, Windows NT, and UNIX.
Contributions: OS/2 port of Apache. See the OS/2 specific pages at *

Name: Randy Terbush
URL: *
Organization: Zyzzyva Enterprises
Occupation: Internet Services, Sysadmin, Webmaster
Location: Lincoln, NE, USA
OS Expertise: NetBSD, BSDI, SunOS 4.1.x, HPUX
Contributions: Logo Design; NetBSD, BSDI & SunOS porting.

Name: Robert Thau
URL: *
Organization: MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab
Occupation: grad student & random hacker
Location: Boston, Mass., USA
Contributions: Designed the module interface, and the internal data structures which support it, and adapted the first (and somewhat less than perfect ;-) versions of the modules providing functionality equivalent to Apache 0.6, starting from an early version of Rob Hartill's 0.7 work. Also designed and wrote large portions of the current server core from scratch (alloc.c, http_config.c, http_core.c, and portions of other files), again adapting the rest from 0.7, to produce the first versions of what became Apache 0.8/1.0 (then called Shambhala), after further work by the rest of the group. Various other contributions include the original Apache 0.6 content negotiation code, the SpareServers machinery (for better or worse), the experimental (as of 0.8/1.0) dld module and LogFormat support, and the 0.8/1.0 Configuration script.

Name: Dirk-Willem van Gulik
URL: *
Organization: The European Wide Service Exchange < *>,<*> a <* CEO> project.
Occupation: Internet consultant/contractor, currently working for the above.
Location: *Sunny Italy
Contributions: Full time web development for various remote sensing related projects; playing around with mSQL and Cookies access control for apache (and wu-ftpd). Dreamt up the silly anonymous scheme to allow user tracking which works with almost any client. Like to play around with the language tags.
Comments: But still prefer walking and sailing in this beatifull part of Europe.

Name: Andrew Wilson
URL: *
Organization: REED Elsevier Science
Occupation: Internet Consultant
Location: Oxford, UK
Comments: I'm really looking forward to this hangover.

And a special thanks to *Rob McCool and the team at NCSA for the original httpd source code, which provided a solid base for apache's development.