GNU's Who

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Here is an alphabetical list of some GNU contributors. If you've developed a major GNU package or done a lot of work for the GNU project in some other way, we would like to list you also.

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This place is reserved for your name, when you have written free software for the GNU Project.

Karl Berry
co-authored the GNU font utilities, and currently maintains the Web2c implementation of TeX. He currently works with the FSF as the volunteer maintainer of Texinfo.

*Jim Blandy
is currently working for the FSF on Teak, an extensible desktop system for GNU, and on Guile, the GNU extensibility library. He also worked on version 19 of GNU Emacs for two years, until its release in the summer of 1993.

*Thomas Bushnell, p/BSG
is the principle architect of the GNU Hurd, which is the kernel for the GNU system. He previously maintained GNU tar, and even wrote a BASIC interpreter. He has done many other things too, some of them having nothing to do with computers.

Thomas was renamed from Michael Bushnell in 1996.

Robert J. Chassell
is the FSF's Secretary/Treasurer. Also, he has written *Programming in Emacs Lisp: an Introduction for people who are not programmers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

L. Peter Deutsch
is the principal author of GNU Ghostscript, which he continues to maintain and enhance.

*Brian J. Fox
has been involved with the FSF since 1986. He is the author of the GNU shell BASH, the GNU Texinfo compiler Makeinfo and the viewer Info, the GNU Readline Library, GNU Finger, parts of GDB and Emacs, and other lesser projects.

Noah Friedman
is a former system administrator and release coordinator for the FSF. He still volunteers as time permits, maintaining a few Lisp programs for Emacs and working with other volunteers to maintain various GNU packages.

*Daniel Hagerty
is a former system obfuscator and release coordinator for the FSF.

*Roland McGrath
worked on the GNU project from 1987 to 1996. He is the principal author of the GNU C Library, co-author of the GNU Hurd, co-author of GNU Make, and a major contributor to GNU Autoconf. He has also hacked on many other GNU programs over the years. He now maintains GNU Make.

*Ian Murdock
is currently working on issues related to installation and integration of the GNU operating system. He also initiated and led the development of Debian GNU/Linux.

*Phil Nelson
has worked on several GNU programs over the past few years. He wrote the initial version of GNU cpio. He also wrote GNU dbm and GNU bc. He is the maintainer of GNU bc.

Arnold Robbins
maintains GNU awk (gawk) and is the author of it's manual, The GNU Awk User's Guide. He has written a series of articles on GNU for Linux Journal. He has a wife and three children, and, among other things, is an amateur Talmudist, both Babylonian and Jerusalem. He hopes to live in Israel, one day soon. However, for the moment, he lives in Georgia, where his car proudly displays the license plate GNUAWK.

Richard Stallman
founded the GNU project in 1984. He is the principal or initial author of GNU Emacs, the GNU C Compiler, the GNU Debugger GDB and parts of other packages. He is the President of the Free Software Foundation and maintains GNU Emacs.

*Len Tower
has worked on the GNU Project for over a decade. He is FSF's on-line JOAT (jack-of-all-trades), handling mailing lists (50k characters), gnUSENET (50k characters), information requests, the GNU web server, etc. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

Melissa Weisshaus
has been with the GNU project on and off (mostly on) since 1991. She has edited many GNU's Bulletins and has done varying amounts of work on most of the FSF's other publications. She is currently working on the Tar manual with François Pinard, and expects to go to graduate school in the completely unrelated field of Social Work starting in fall of 1997.

Brian Youmans
joined the FSF Distribution Office in January 1996. He deals with printing and shipping of FSF manuals, as well as copyright assignments, telephone orders, and lifting all boxes over five pounds.


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