GNU's Who

Here is an alphabetical list of some GNU contributors. Contributors are also noted on our webmasters and translators of pages.

If you have developed a major GNU package or have done a lot of work for the GNU Project in another way, we would like to list you also. Please ask <> to add you.

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Adam Fedor <>

was the maintainer of the GNUstep project. He's written and debugged many of the classes in GNUstep as well as a simple DPS emulator for X.

Akim Demaille

Is a teacher at EPITA (École pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Advancées He maintains GNU a2ps and Autoconf, participates in Automake and Bison.

Al Davis

Is the principal author and maintainer of GnuCap, the Gnu Circuit Analysis Package. He is a professor of electrical engineering at Idaho State University ( with research in analog and mixed signal design and simulation.

Aleksandar Samardzic <>

Is the author and maintainer of the GNU libmatheval library.

Ales Cepek

Is the co-author and maintainer of the C++ package GNU GaMa for adjustment of geodetic networks.

Alessandro Rubini <>

Is the author of GNU barcode. He develops free software for a living and advocates free ("libero") software for a mission.

Alexandre Oliva

Is one of the maintainers of GNU libtool, GNU Autoconf, and the creator of GNU Ad HoC and GNU CVS Utilities. He regularly contributes to many other GNU and non-GNU Free Software projects such as Kaffe, Amanda and Samba. As a researcher, he has created Guarana, a reflective architecture implemented as an extension of Kaffe.

Alex Muntada <>

Started as a member of the GNU Evaluation Team, became the translator into Catalan of the Georg's Brave GNU World and member of the Catalan translation team in early 2003, eventually becoming the coordinator until early 2007. Since late 2004, he's also the GNU Translations Manager, who coordinates the efforts of the several teams working on the translation of the GNU website, after Masayuki Hatta.

Allin Cottrell

Is the author and maintainer of gretl. He is Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University, North Carolina.

Anand Babu <>

Is the author and maintainer of FreeIPMI. He is a member of the FSF-India working group, currently leads the Free Software division of California Digital as CTO and built the world's second fastest Super Computer, code named "Thunder", entirely out of Free Software. Occasionally, he gives speeches about Free Software.

Andreas Grünbacher

Is a co-maintainer of GNU patch. He also is the primary author of quilt (a utility for managing stacks of patches), and a contributor to the Linux kernel.

Andrew Makhorin

Is the author and maintainer of GLPK (GNU Linear Programming Kit), Russia.

Antonio Cisternino

Is the author of GNU SXML, the easiest way to implement a markup language. He is active in the development of many Open Source programs.

Antonio Diaz

Is the author and maintainer of the Ocrad project.

Anuradha Ratnaweera

Is an engineering undergraduate student living in Sri Lanka. He is the author and maintainer of the GNU Font Editor (GFE).

Arnold Robbins <>

Maintains GNU awk (gawk) and is the author of its 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 is now living happily in Israel, although he still has the Georgia license plate GNUAWK.

Aubrey Jaffer

Wrote or organized (and maintains) the JACAL Symbolic Mathematics System, the SLIB Portable Scheme Library, the TeXinfo and HTML versions of the Revised Reports on the Algorithmic Language Scheme, the SCM Scheme Implementation, the SIMSYNCH Digital Logic Simulation System, the INFOBAR change-bar annotater for INFO files, and the HITCH change annotater for HTML files.

Aymeric Moizard <>

He is a GNU/Linux fan since the early days and he is the author of the GNU oSIP library. He is working in the IP telecom area in the hope that one day everybody will unplug their 50 years old traditional phone for ever.


Baishampayan Ghose <>

He is a GNU/Linux enthusiast from India. He is a member of the Free Software Foundation of India working committee. He is a full time slacker and hacks on Python when he has some time. He is also a very enthusisastic speaker at numerous Free Software Conferences. He is a contributor to GNU Freetalk, the Free Jabber client.

Ben Elliston

is the maintainer of the config.{guess,sub} scripts. Ben lives in Canberra, Australia.

Ben Pfaff

is the author of GNU libavl, which he continues to develop and maintain. He is also the author of GNU PSPP.

Bernhard "Bero"Rosenkränzer bero AT arklinux DOT org

is the present maintainer of GNU grep, and a contributor to many Free Software projects.

Bob Glickstein

Is a long-time intermittent contributor to GNU Emacs and other GNU software. He's the author of GNU Stow and the 'sregex' Emacs Lisp package. He's also written other free software, notably Latte, and a handful of other packages available from his website at

Bradley M. Kuhn (aka bkuhn)

began working with the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project as a volunteer in the mid-1990s. In February 2001, he was hired full-time. He served as Executive Director of the FSF until 2005, and is now the CTO at the Software Freedom Law Center. Mr. Kuhn contributes to GNU as a volunteer by hacking on various Free Software programs and Free Documentation.

Brett Smith <>

Free Software Foundation Staff

has worn many hats at the FSF since 2002, including GNU Chief Webmaster, intern, and Shipping Manager. He's currently the licensing guru at the FSF Compliance Lab.

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 GNU Emacs, and other lesser projects.

Brian Gough

is one of the developers of the GNU Scientific Library and its current maintainer. He lives in the United Kingdom.


Carlo Wood

is the maintainer of GNU which, libcwd, ircu and prototype Makefiles, and has been the maintainer of GNU indent.  Carlo is best known for his improvements to IRC (starting with undernet) but contributed to numerous other projects. For the past few years he worked mostly on libcw, an ambitious C++ project existing of building blocks for heavy-duty networking applications.

Chad C. Walstrom <>

Is the current maintainer of GNU GNATS. After using GNATS for years in his various sysadmin and programming jobs, he felt it was time to give back to the community. In college, he was addicted to emacs, but was converted to the dark side, vim, in his professional career. Don't hold it against him.

Charles Henry Schoonover

Is the author and maintainer of WebPublish ( He is also a libertarian political activist who has demonstrated for legalizing marijuana by smoking a joint at a Harlingen, Texas city coucil meeting and also by running for Congress.

Chet Ramey <>

Is the Bash maintainer and is a networks engineer who works for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

Chris Allegretta

Is the author and maintainer of the GNU nano text editor.

Chris Simon

Is a maintainer of GNU miscfiles.

Christian Grothoff

Is the principal author and maintainer of GNUnet, libextractor and GNU libmicrohttpd. He works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver.

Christian Mauduit

Is the author and maintainer of Liquid War 6.

Christopher Gutteridge

Is the main author of GNU EPrints (well, version 2, anyway). He can be found working as a System Programmer, Webmaster, Unix Admin, Teaching Support and EPrints developer and support (often all at once) at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Chris denies that the motivation behind GNU EPrints was that otherwise his greatest contribution to Free Software would be the GIMP coffee stain script-fu effect.

Claude Simon <>

Author and maintainer of the mll2html program. Also author of the Epeios project.

Claudio Fontana <>

Is the original author and maintainer of GNU Source Installer, and contributes to other Free Software projects.

Craig Schock <>

Is system architect and co-author for the GnuSpeech text-speech-system based on an articulatory tube-model synthesiser, and a speech-event form of parameter generation. His interests include computer generated speech intonation, distributed object systems,computer security and web applications.


Dale Mellor

Is the author and maintainer of GNU mcron, a traditional cron replacement which also accepts job specifications in Guile (Scheme).

Daniel Bump

Is a comaintainer of GNU Go.

Daniel Valentine

Is the author and maintainer of the GNU package combine.

Dave Crossland <>

Is a free software activist living in Bournemouth, UK, working towards the software freedom of fonts. He has delivered several lectures on free software.

David C. Niemi

Has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois. He maintains Unixbench and helps maintain Mtools. He has also contributed patches to the Linux kernel and various GNU utilities. He is the lead system administrator for the domain and writes papers on related topics.

David MacKenzie

Wrote or polished many of the GNU utilities and their documentation. He was the principal designer and author of Autoconf, and prototyped Automake. He has worked for the FSF and Cygnus in the past. Lately he has been creating scalable web server infrastructure for UUNET.

David R. Hill <>

Is principal and co-author for the GnuSpeech text-speech-system based on an articulatory tube-model synthesiser, and a speech-event form of parameter generation. His interests include speech recognition and synthesis (phonology, rhythm, intonation and models), speech animation, and AI.

David Sugar <>

Is one of the authors and principle maintainer of GNU Common C++, which is a portable general purpose C++ framework for application development. David Sugar also founded the GNU Bayonne project and is one of the principle founder of OST, a commercial entity that develops and promotes free GPL licensed telephony solutions.

Debarshi Ray <>

Maintains GNU Songanizer and co-maintains GNU Inetutils. He was a past contributor to GNOWSYS and contributes to GNU Parted.

Dennis Clarke <>

Is the sponsor and primary administrator of The Blastwave project offers the largest free software stack to Solaris users worldwide with fifty mirror sites including primary mirrors in Germany, China, Australia and United States. Blastwave allows users to freely package GNU and free software for free usage by anyone. Any user may join the project and package software or even just experiment with various Solaris incantations including OpenSolaris. The project has been running continuously since 2002.

Denver Gingerich

Is the maintainer of wdiff.

D. E. Evans (aka sinuhe)

sinuhe (David) has played an involved part with the webmasters, including serving as Chief Webmaster, and as maintainer of GNU rottlog. He continues to focus his work on free documentation, using free software, and participates on GNU mailing lists to provide bug fixes and feature additions. David is employed as a technical writer and instructor for Guru Labs LC.

DJ Delorie

Has been porting GNU software to MS-DOS since around 1989, culminating in DJGPP. Also wrote doschk, and maintains his own GNU web site with online doc and package listings. Currently works for Cygnus porting GNU software to Windows NT.


Emmanuel Medernach

Is the author and maintainer of SpeedX.

Eric Blake <>

Is currently one of the maintainers of GNU M4 and GNU Autoconf. He has additionally contributed to several other GNU projects, such as Findutils, Coreutils, Automake, Libtool, and Classpath, and maintains ports of several GNU programs for Cygwin.

Eric P. Hutchins <>

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Ball and Paddle and GNU SpeedX.

Eric S. Raymond

Wrote the VC (version control), GUD (Grand Unified Debugger) and asm (assembler) modes in GNU Emacs. He's also responsible for a lot of the header comments in the Emacs Lisp library. He wrote the pic documentation released with groff-1.11.

Eric A. Schulman <>

Is a Linux kernel hacker, free software advocate and member of the Free Software Foundation. He is the author of GNU DSView, a free replacement for the KVM/IP rendering engine.


Filippo Rusconi

Is the author and maintainer of GNU polyxmass. This software suite allows users to perform mass spectrometric data simulations and analyses for whatever polymer chemistry type and polymer sequence.

Francesco Potortì

Is the maintainer of etags, which is part of Emacs. He contributed the 68020 assembler code of gzip, ported Emacs to the Motorola Delta 68k architecture, wrote some Emacs packages, and did various minor things.

Franco Iacomella <yaco (at)>

He is an universitary investigator of Argentina. He is involved in multiple GNUs subprojects in relation with politics, licences, documentation, translations and education. Franco also usually speaks conferences about GNU Project and free software movement. More information about his work in his personal site.

Frank de Lange

Is a software evaluator for the GNU Project and develops a Gnome/GTK port of the LyX document processor.

Franklin R. Jones <>

(since late 1997) webmaster for A long time advocate of GNU things and a general unix sysadmin haque.


Georg C. F. Greve

Physicist and Free Software advocate. Author of the Brave GNU World, speaker for the GNU Project, name-giver of the GNU Lesser General Public License and principal author and maintainer of The Xlogmaster and some other software projects. Also initiator and president of the Free Software Foundation Europe.

Gerald Pfeifer

Is a member of the GCC steering committee and maintains the web pages (and documentation) for GCC. In addition, between 2000 and 2003 he maintained gnatsweb, a web-based front-end for the GNATS bug tracking system.

Giuseppe Scrivano

Is the maintainer of the GNUzilla and GNU MyServer projects. He is also a member of GNU Italia.

Gordon Matzigkeit

Was the principal author of GNU Libtool. He is currently working on GNU system integration, with a focus on the GNU Hurd.

Gregory Casamento

is the maintainer of the GNUstep project. He has been the maintainer and principal author of GNU Gorm (InterfaceBuilder) for) the past few years and has written many classes in gui (AppKit) for the project. He sincerely hopes that the project will reach its full potential.

Guillaume Morin <>

Is the current GNU Stow maintainer. He is a Savannah contributor and administrator. He is also a Debian developer.


Han-Wen Nienhuys

Is one of the main authors of LilyPond, the music typesetter of the GNU Project. He currently is a PhD. student at the Computer Science Department of Utrecht University.

Hatem Hossny

Is a GNU webmaster and Arabic translation team co-leader.

Henning Köster

Is the author of GNU POC.

Henrik Abelsson

Tries to do his part in bringing Free Software to the world by being a maintainer of GNU Messenger. Lives in Linköping, Sweden.

Henrik Sandklef <>

Is the author and maintainer of Xnee. He also advocates the GNU philosophy in Sweden.

Hicham Yamout

Is a computer and communications engineer, is GNU webmaster and is in the Arabic translation team.

Hilaire L. S. Fernandes

Is the author of DrGeo and DrGenius geometry GNU software. He is also a volunteer at the OFSET organization, promoting free software development for education.

Hossam Hossny

Is a GNU webmaster and the Arabic translation team leader.

Hugo Gayosso

Software evaluator for the GNU Project and he was coordinator of the Spanish translation team for the GNU webpages.


Ian Lance Taylor

Wrote GNU/Taylor UUCP.He has contributed to GNU binutils and many other packages.

Ian Murdock

Led the development of Debian GNU/Linux from its inception in 1993 until 1996.

Igor Támara Patiño

Is translator to Spanish of GNU web pages, he is co-maintainer of GNU Typist.

IIDA Yosiaki <>

Maintains GNUjdoc and translates Brave GNU World into Japanese.


J. Abelardo Gutierrez <>

Is the maintainer of GNU Sather programming language. Also a contributor of some other Open Source projects.

James Craig Burley

Wrote and maintains GNU Fortran (g77) as a volunteer for the Free Software Foundation for most of 1988 through the present. Craig lives in Ashland, Massachusetts.

James Youngman

James is the maintainer of GNU Findutils and is the Author of GNU CSSC. He also contributes to a number of other GNU projects including gnulib and Coreutils. James has worked on the 2004 POSIX standard and with the UK Unix Users' Group.

Jan Nieuwenhuizen

Is one of the main authors of LilyPond, the music typesetter of the GNU Project. He is currently looking for a PhD. position, has a part-time job, and is hacking too much at Lily.

Jason Kitcat, <>

Jason is the designer, author and current mainter for GNU.FREE, a heavy duty internet voting system. He currently lives in Brighton, UK and works on various projects including his story-telling site the couch.
He is active in the environmental, human rights and free software movements and enjoys speaking & writing about the issues they encompass. In his spare time he is a keen fencer, his preferred weapon being the sabre.

Jason M. Felice

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Patchwork.

Jean-loup Gailly

Is the principal author of gzip which he continues to maintain.

Jeff Binder

Is a co-author and co-maintainer of GNU Leg (Libraries and Engines for Games).

Jeffrey B. Siegal

Has been involved with GNU since 1985, when he helped Richard Stallman design GCC. He has contributed to many free software packages including Emacs, the GNU C Library, the X Window System and others. Jeff did the original port of many GNU packages to Windows NT.

Jeremiah Benham

one of the two main developers of GNU Denemo

Jia Wang

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Proxyknife.

Jim Blandy

Has worked for the Free Software Foundation on and off for nine years. He currently maintains Guile, as a volunteer. Along with Richard Stallman, he was responsible for the release of version 19 of GNU Emacs. Jim lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Jim Lowe <>

Has been a user and advocate of GNU/Linux systems since 1992. His current interest relating to GNU/Linux systems is software administration. He's author and maintainer of GNU swbis, an implementation of the POSIX packaging standard with features and extensions to promote the use of strong authentication in the distribution and installation of free software packages. Jim lives and works in Richmond, Virginia USA.

Jim Meyering <>

Has maintained the GNU Coreutils since 1991. After merging the portability/maintainability (lib/, m4/, automake) core of the textutils, fileutils, and sh-utils into the coreutils, he subsequently migrated most of that into a separate project that is now known as Gnulib.

Joel E. Denny

Co-maintains GNU Bison.

Joel N. Weber II

Helps with system administration. He set up kerberos, he set up the secondary mail server for, and he did most of the work of migrating from the old mail and file server to the new in the fall of 2000. He has also handled a lot of the DNS configuration, set up the Cisco router for 51 Franklin St and set up support for remote console access and remote rebooting for machines in Boston. He has been a significant contributor to the internal system administration documentation, and has also done numerous more minor tasks. He hopes to find the time to someday write some music and security software.

Johan Vromans

Is the author of forms-mode for GNU Emacs and of several other tools that are freely available in the spirit of GNU.

John Catherino <>

Is the author and maintainer of the cajo project. He is working with a worldwide community of free software developers, to provide seamless transparent distributed computing for grid and cluster platform developers.

John Collins jmc AT xisl DOT com

Is the author and maintainer of GNUspool and GNUbatch. He lives in near London, England with Sue and a stroppy dog. Sometimes they contrive to let him play Chess and Go — see him on ICC, KGS, IGS and DGS as toadwarble — see KGS graph.

John Sullivan <>

Free Software Foundation Staff

Has worked for the FSF since 2003, and is a GNU webmaster and Operations Manager for the FSF.

John W. Eaton

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Octave.

Jonas erg

Is a GNU webmaster and system administrator. He also advocates the GNU philosophy in Sweden.

Joris van der Hoeven <>

Is the author and maintainer of GNU TeXmacs. Joris is a researcher in mathematics and computer science at the french CNRS institute. Besides GNU TeXmacs, Joris likes computer algebra and guitar playing.

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz (aka jao) <>

Is a Physicist and author of the GNU MDK package, an emulator of Donald Knuth's MIX mythical computer.

Jose E. Marchesi <>

Jose E. Marchesi is a long-term GNU activist. In 1999, he founded GNU Spain, and he later assisted in the creation of GNU Italy and GNU Mexico. His experience in GNU software maintainership cover GNU gv (up to 2007), GNU Ghostscript (up to 2006), GNU Ferret and GNU PDF. He also performs what he calls "random works" in the GNU Project, such as writing internal code and editing Web pages as needed. He develop his professional work in the Space sector, writing software for the European Space Agency.

Jose M. Moya

is currently working on the GNU Hurd.

Juan A. Añel

is the GNUticias chief editor, an official speaker for GNU Spain, and helped organize the first GNU Hackers Meeting. He's also a researcher in Atmospheric Sciences.

Juan Bidini

is a member of the core team of the UTUTO-e Project, co-founder of SOLAR (Software Libre ARgentina), and founder of LUGCASARES (GNU/Linux User Group of Carlos Casares). Currently writing a project about "The creation of a GNU/Linux Distribution" made from source. This distribution will be the named for Carlos Casares, the city where he lives.

Justin Baugh

was a systems administrator at the FSF from February 2005 until April 2008.


Karl Berry

has been involved with GNU since rms visited his home in 1986. He co-authored the GNU font utilities, and is currently the volunteer maintainer of Texinfo and Hello, and is co-leading the GNU Evaluation Team, among other infrastructure projects with rms. rms gave him the title Assistant Chief GNUisance for this work, for which he feels greatly honored! He also does a number of volunteer tasks relating to TeX distributions, notably a project leader for TeX Live, and co-authored TeX for the Impatient.

Karl Heuer

Once worked for the FSF, but has nothing else to say about himself.

Kathryn Ann Hargreaves

made the original regex code POSIX compliant and updated the manual. Co-authored TeX for the Impatient and the initial phases of the GNU font utilities.

Kresten Krab Thorup

Wrote the runtime system for GNU Objective-C and the principal and initial author of the AUC TeX package for emacs, which he maintained until 1993.

Klaus Treichel <>

Is the maintainer of DotGNU.

Krishna Padmasola <>

Converted GNU Emacs CC mode documentation to Texinfo format, which is now included with the Emacs distribution.


Lars Brinkhoff

Is the author and maintainer of httptunnel, and is porting GCC to PDP-10 and TOPS-20.

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

Is the maintainer of Gnus, the Emacs newsreader. Lars lives in Oslo, Norway.

Laurence Finston

Is the author and maintainer of 3DLDF, a package for three-dimensional drawing with MetaPost output.

Leo Albert Jackson

Is the maintainer of Maverik. Author, Maintainer of Check Package License , and Volunteers on GNU Project WWW, Ogg Sites listing.

Leonard Manzara <>

Is co-author for the GnuSpeech text-speech-system based on an articulatory tube-model synthesiser, and a speech-event form of parameter generation. His interests include digital audio signal processing and physical-modelling sound synthesis.

Les Kopari

Has prepared some web pages, and wrote the awk script that produces the html for our Program-Package Cross Reference.

Lezz Giles

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Trueprint.

Lisa M. Opus Goldstein

Joined the FSF as a volunteer in February 1986, half a year after the FSF was founded, and was our second full-time employee. She stayed for eight years until departing to see the world and continue her education, returning in May of 2001 to be our new Business Manager until September 2004.

Loic Dachary

Is the author and maintainer of GNU mifluz. He created and is a maintainer of Savannah, the hosting facility for the GNU project. He is a founding member of FSF Europe and FSFE France.

Lorenzo Bettini

Is the author of GNU Source-highlight: a collection of programs that given a source file produces a document with syntax highlighting (including java2html and cpp2html). He is also a developer and the maintainer of gengetopt.

L. Peter Deutsch

Is the principal author of GNU Ghostscript, which he continues to maintain and enhance.

Luca Saiu <>

Has been a user of GNU/Linux systems and a proud free software advocate since 1995. His current main interests are programming languages and their implementation. He's author and maintainer of GNU epsilon, a purely functional language implementation. Luca lives, studies and works in Tuscany, Italy.

Luis M. Arteaga <>

Formerly administered web pages written in other languages apart from English. Also coordinated the translation efforts until he retired in 2003, also being listed as Webmaster. He volunteers since 1999 and lives currently in Germany. Occasionally gives speeches about free software.


Marcos Serrou do Amaral

Is maintainer of GNU UnRTF.

Marc Tardif <>

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Bool, a utility for finding files that match a boolean expression.

Marek Aaron Sapota

Is maintainer of GNU WebSocket4J and a GNU Webmaster.

Mark Adler

Is a co-author on gzip and wrote the decompression part.

Mark H. Weaver <>

does system administration.

Markus Steinborn

Is the maintainer of GNU gv.

Masayuki Hatta

Is currently maintaining GNU a2ps and Japanese translation of GNU Web pages and was chief GNU translation coordinator, who administers web translation efforts into other languages apart from English, after Luis M. Arteaga. He is one of the GNU webmasters, too.

Matt Lee

Free Software Foundation Staff

Is the Campaigns Manager at the Free Software Foundation, and a GNU Speaker. He was previously the Chief Webmaster of the GNU project, before handing over to Rob Myers.

Mats Lidell

Maintainer of GNU Hyperbole.

Maurizio Boriani <>

Author of guile-dbi (and postgres, myslq db driver), contributor to GNU/Hurd and other various contributions.

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.

Michael Haardt

Is currently working on GNU diction.

Micah Cowan <>

maintains GNU Wget and GNU Teseq, and contributes to GNU Screen. Also chips in for org admin duties to represent the FSF/GNU Project in Google's annual Summer of Code program.

Michael J. Flickinger

He is a member of the GNU Project GNU Font Utilities and maintainer of GNU Packaging. He has also been involved with Savannah administration since 2004.

Michael Opdenacker

Is the new GNU Typist maintainer and translator to French of GNU web pages.

Mikael Djurfeldt

Is one of the maintainers for Guile and has ported and worked on development of GOOPS, Guile's object system. He is currently working on his PhD in Graybiel Lab at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT and is a graduate student in SANS (Studied of Artificial Neural Systems) at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm.

Mike Vanier

A graduate student in Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has taken over maintaining GNU Shogi and xshogi.

Miguel Vazquez Gocobachi <>

Current GNU webmaster working on XHTML standard validation and a former GNU Spanish translation Team coordinator. He is student and also advocates the GNU philosophy in Mexico looking for the competitiveness between the young people (students).

Miquel Puigpelat

Is a Catalan Translation Team Coordinator and a member of He also maintains a personal site about free software and related subjects in Catalan.

Musawir Ali <>

is the maintainer of GNU Leg (Libraries and Engines for Games). Currently pursuing a doctoral degree and brainstorming prospective free software projects.


Nagarjuna G

is the author and project coordinator of GNOWSYS and Chairperson of FSF India. He is a philosopher of science and educationist working in the lab at Mumbai in India at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, working in the area of structure and dynamics of knowledge. He gives speeches introducing the philosophy of free software, free knowledge and free society. He is also a project coordinator and lead developer of an independent free software project SELF-Platform.

Neelakanth Nadgir

worked as a webmaster for

Nikos Mavroyanopoulos

is the author of the gnutls library.

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 GNU Emacs and working with others to maintain various GNU packages.

Nils Gey

developer and public relations of GNU Denemo

Norbert de Jonge

advocates the GNU philosophy in the Netherlands. He is also the author of several free software programs such as apoplexy, Ggradebook (a GNU gradebook) and gtkgo (a skinable Go client.)


Ofer Waldman (a.k.a the duke) <the_duke at>

was a GNU project web translations co-coordinator and backup person with Masayuki Hatta.

Ole Tange

is the author and maintainer of GNU Parallel. He is actively promoting free software in Denmark.


Paolo Bonzini <>

Was converted from the Windows world to the GNU/Linux world after he took over maintaining and developing GNU Smalltalk. He develops free software in time left free from studying and advocating the benefits of free software to his the-source-is-mine friends.

Paul Eggert

Paul Eggert has contributed to many GNU packages, including Emacs, GCC, Automake, Bash, CVS, Ghostscript, Grep, Groff, Gzip, and Make. Currently he maintains or co-maintains Diffutils, Patch, RCS, Tar, Gzip, and the tz database, and also contributes to Autoconf, Bison, Coreutils, the GNU C library, and Gnulib. He teaches in the UCLA Computer Science Department.

Paul D. Smith

Took over maintenance of GNU make from Roland McGrath. A long-time beta tester for GNU Emacs and author of snmp-mode.el and various other ELisp tidbits. User/tester of various GNU packages for over 10 years!

Paul Goins

Is the maintainer of GNU Typist. He also works on several other non-GNU free software projects which can be found at his web site.

Paul Visscher

Bkuhn recruited paulv to be a GNU and FSF Webmaster. After six months webmastering, Paul took over the position of Chief Webmaster from Jonas erg.

Pádraig Brady

Is a co-maintainer of GNU coreutils. He also works on several other non-GNU free software projects which can be found at his web site.

Peter Gerwinski

Maintains the GNU Pascal Compiler (GPC).

Peter Miller

Has contributed to the GNU Gettext project, and also produce a range of GPLed software. He has over 20 years experience in software engineering including graphics, languages and compiler, networking and security, web tools, software process tools, and system administration and sysadmin tools.

Peter Wainwright

An applied mathematician by training, he now works on biological effects of electromagnetic fields. He is maintainer for the debugger DDD.

Phillip Rulon

can't tell the difference between programming and system hacking. Does physics in his spare time.

Phil Maker

Is the author of the GNU Nana library and is also one of the founders of Quoll Systems.

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.

Prashant Srinivasan

Is a webmaster for the GNU website, he also does other miscellaneous things around the site :-)

Prof. Masayuki Ida

Is our Vice President for Japan. He organizes Japanese events and works with GNU's friends in Japan.


Raif S. Naffah <>

Is the maintainer, and one of the authors, of GNU Crypto.

Rajesh Vaidheeswarran

Is the maintainer of cons, author and maintainer of whitespace.el (ships with GNU Emacs) and a few other emacs-lisp libraries. He is also one of the GNU webmasters and sysadmins.

Ralf S. Engelschall

Contributes to the free software community since many years.His most popular contributions are WML, ePerl, iSelect, MM, and NPS. He is also is a core team member of the Apache Group and has contributed some popular things to the Apache community, including mod_rewrite, mod_ssl, the DSO facility, the Apache Autoconf-style Interface (APACI), etc. He's also one of the founders of the OpenSSL project. Finally to the GNU Project he has contributed shtool, and Pth.

Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan

Was one of the GNU webmasters. He is a strong supporter and advocate of free software and is also one of the Debian Developers.

Ramprasad B

He is the GNU Emacs w32 FAQ maintainer recruited by Richard M Stallman, and GNU Project Webmaster. He also works for other GNU projects, and an organiser/participant of various free software events. He is from Bangalore, India. You can reach him at <ramprasad at gnu period org>.

Reed Loden <>

Is a volunteer GNU Webmaster, an Associate Member of the FSF, and a programmer of free software.

Reinhard Müller

is the current maintainer of GNU Enterprise.

Remco Bras

is the maintainer of GNU RPGE, a package for building graphical role playing games.

Reuben Thomas <>

Reuben maintains GNU Zile and contributes to much other free software, within and outside GNU. He earns his living as a classical baritone.

Richard Shann

is the maintainer and main developer of GNU Denemo

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 (FSF).
Stallman has never had a Facebook account. He has a twitter account `rmspostcomments' for use with other sites, but has no other Twitter account. Aside from that, any account on these sites claiming to be his is fake.

Rick Crelia

Is a free software advocate and has worked in the past with the GNU software evaluation group. He currently works as a system administrator for the Valley Library at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, USA.

Robert J. Chassell

Is speaking on free software topics and working to bring better documentation to free software.

Robert Maier

Is the primary author of the GNU plotting utilities, and the designer of the libxmi scan-conversion library. He professes mathematics at the University of Arizona.

Rob Myers, GNU Chief Webmaster

Rob Myers is an artist and programmer who has been involved in free software and free culture for over a decade. All his software and art is copyleft, and he held an all-copyleft solo exhibition in Belgrade in 2005.

Rob Savoye

Is the author of DejaGnu, the GNU regression testing framework, and libgloss, a BSP library for the GNU tools for embedded systems.

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.

Roland Stigge

Is the maintainer of GNU GTick.


Sam Steingold

Is the co-maintainer of GNU CLISP - an ANSI Common Lisp implementation. He also contributes to GNU Emacs.

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <>

Is the lead developer and co-maintainer of GNU Screen, a full-screen terminal window manager. He is also a lead developer of Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging program. He is a Bangladeshi living in Ottawa, Canada.

Sebastian Wieseler

He started idle-ing on #savannah July 17, 2004 and after finishing his school years he began to become an active member around May 24, 2005.

Sergey Poznyakoff

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Radius. He is also a developer and co-maintainer of several other GNU projects, among them Mailutils and Tar.

Shigio Yamaguchi

Is the author of GNU GLOBAL source code tag system that works the same way across diverse environments.

Simon Josefsson

Lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and is the main author of GNU Libidn, GNU SASL, GNU Shishi, GNU GSS and maintainer of GnuTLS and GNU Libtasn1. He regularly contribute to many other GNU and non-GNU free software projects through his consulting company, does standardization work in the IETF and has spoken at several conferences.

Stein Krogdahl

Author of Class Simulation included in the GNU Simula Compiler, Cim.

Stephen F. Booth

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Cgicc.

Steve Kemp

Maintained the NTEmacs FAQ till 2002, and advocates the use of GNU software on the Windows platform.

Steven M. Rubin

Is the author of Electric, the GNU CAD system for IC and Schematic design, which he continues to maintain and enhance. He is also the singer in Severe Tire Damage, the first band to play live on the Internet.

Steve Oualline

Is a software engineer working in Southern California. He contributed the proto program to the GNU Project.

Susan Bassein

Is the initial author and the maintainer of the Dap statistics and graphics package.

Sverre Hvammen Johansen

Author and maintainer of the GNU Simula Compiler, Cim.

Sylvain Beucler

He started working on Savannah in the post-compromise context, since 2004-02-07, so he's had the time to work on about every aspect of the service. Besides that he is the author and maintainer of GNU FreeDink.


Terje Mjs

Author of the GNU Simula Compiler, Cim.

Thomas Bushnell, BSG

Is the principal 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.

Tim Retout

is the maintainer of GNU Enscript.

Tom Cato Amundsen <>

Is the author of GNU Solfege, a ear training program for GNOME, and he has also done a little work with fonts and mudela-book for GNU Lilypond.
He recently got his Master of Education in Music, but spends far too much time programming Solfege and using free software.


Vivek Varghese Cherian

Holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently employed as a Senior GNU/Linux System Administrator and Information Security Professional. He is currently based in Mumbai,India. He is a long standing Hackivist and an Associate Member of The Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He volunteers as a GNU Project Webmaster and is also a member of the GNU Web Translation Coordination Team. He is the founder of the FOSS Malayalam Project and the Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) User Group - Kochi .


Werner Koch

Is the principal author of GNU Privacy Guard, which he continues to develop and maintain.

W. G. Krebs

Was the original author of GNU Queue.

William M. Perry

Is the author of Emacs/W3, the Emacs web browser.

Wojciech Polak

Is the author and maintainer of GNU Anubis. He is also a developer of GNU Mailutils.


Yngve Svendsen

Is the maintainer of Gnatsweb, a web interface for the Gnats bug tracking system.


Zak Greant <>

has been a volunteer for the Free Software Foundation Compliance Lab since 2004 and is a member of GPL v3 Committee D. He works for eZ systems AS as their Managing Director for North America and for the Mozilla Foundation as their Ombudslizard.

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