9.3 Contributors

GNU Wget was written by Hrvoje Nikšić [email protected],

However, the development of Wget could never have gone as far as it has, were it not for the help of many people, either with bug reports, feature proposals, patches, or letters saying “Thanks!”.

Special thanks goes to the following people (no particular order):

  • Dan Harkless—contributed a lot of code and documentation of extremely high quality, as well as the --page-requisites and related options. He was the principal maintainer for some time and released Wget 1.6.
  • Ian Abbott—contributed bug fixes, Windows-related fixes, and provided a prototype implementation of the breadth-first recursive download. Co-maintained Wget during the 1.8 release cycle.
  • The dotsrc.org crew, in particular Karsten Thygesen—donated system resources such as the mailing list, web space, FTP space, and version control repositories, along with a lot of time to make these actually work. Christian Reiniger was of invaluable help with setting up Subversion.
  • Heiko Herold—provided high-quality Windows builds and contributed bug and build reports for many years.
  • Shawn McHorse—bug reports and patches.
  • Kaveh R. Ghazi—on-the-fly ansi2knr-ization. Lots of portability fixes.
  • Gordon Matzigkeit—.netrc support.
  • Zlatko Čalušić, Tomislav Vujec and Dražen Kačar—feature suggestions and “philosophical” discussions.
  • Darko Budor—initial port to Windows.
  • Antonio Rosella—help and suggestions, plus the initial Italian translation.
  • Tomislav Petrović, Mario Mikočević—many bug reports and suggestions.
  • François Pinard—many thorough bug reports and discussions.
  • Karl Eichwalder—lots of help with internationalization, Makefile layout and many other things.
  • Junio Hamano—donated support for Opie and HTTP Digest authentication.
  • Mauro Tortonesi—improved IPv6 support, adding support for dual family systems. Refactored and enhanced FTP IPv6 code. Maintained GNU Wget from 2004–2007.
  • Christopher G. Lewis—maintenance of the Windows version of GNU WGet.
  • Gisle Vanem—many helpful patches and improvements, especially for Windows and MS-DOS support.
  • Ralf Wildenhues—contributed patches to convert Wget to use Automake as part of its build process, and various bugfixes.
  • Steven Schubiger—Many helpful patches, bugfixes and improvements. Notably, conversion of Wget to use the Gnulib quotes and quoteargs modules, and the addition of password prompts at the console, via the Gnulib getpasswd-gnu module.
  • Ted Mielczarek—donated support for CSS.
  • Saint Xavier—Support for IRIs (RFC 3987).
  • People who provided donations for development—including Brian Gough.

The following people have provided patches, bug/build reports, useful suggestions, beta testing services, fan mail and all the other things that make maintenance so much fun:

Tim Adam, Adrian Aichner, Martin Baehr, Dieter Baron, Roger Beeman, Dan Berger, T. Bharath, Christian Biere, Paul Bludov, Daniel Bodea, Mark Boyns, John Burden, Julien Buty, Wanderlei Cavassin, Gilles Cedoc, Tim Charron, Noel Cragg, Kristijan Čonkaš, John Daily, Andreas Damm, Ahmon Dancy, Andrew Davison, Bertrand Demiddelaer, Alexander Dergachev, Andrew Deryabin, Ulrich Drepper, Marc Duponcheel, Damir Džeko, Alan Eldridge, Hans-Andreas Engel, Aleksandar Erkalović, Andy Eskilsson, João Ferreira, Christian Fraenkel, David Fritz, Mike Frysinger, Charles C. Fu, FUJISHIMA Satsuki, Masashi Fujita, Howard Gayle, Marcel Gerrits, Lemble Gregory, Hans Grobler, Alain Guibert, Mathieu Guillaume, Aaron Hawley, Jochen Hein, Karl Heuer, Madhusudan Hosaagrahara, HIROSE Masaaki, Ulf Harnhammar, Gregor Hoffleit, Erik Magnus Hulthen, Richard Huveneers, Jonas Jensen, Larry Jones, Simon Josefsson, Mario Jurić, Hack Kampbjørn, Const Kaplinsky, Goran Kezunović, Igor Khristophorov, Robert Kleine, KOJIMA Haime, Fila Kolodny, Alexander Kourakos, Martin Kraemer, Sami Krank, Jay Krell, Σίμος Ξενιτέλλης (Simos KSenitellis), Christian Lackas, Hrvoje Lacko, Daniel S. Lewart, Nicolás Lichtmeier, Dave Love, Alexander V. Lukyanov, Thomas Lußnig, Andre Majorel, Aurelien Marchand, Matthew J. Mellon, Jordan Mendelson, Ted Mielczarek, Robert Millan, Lin Zhe Min, Jan Minar, Tim Mooney, Keith Moore, Adam D. Moss, Simon Munton, Charlie Negyesi, R. K. Owen, Jim Paris, Kenny Parnell, Leonid Petrov, Simone Piunno, Andrew Pollock, Steve Pothier, Jan Přikryl, Marin Purgar, Csaba Ráduly, Keith Refson, Bill Richardson, Tyler Riddle, Tobias Ringstrom, Jochen Roderburg, Juan José Rodríguez, Maciej W. Rozycki, Edward J. Sabol, Heinz Salzmann, Robert Schmidt, Nicolas Schodet, Benno Schulenberg, Andreas Schwab, Steven M. Schweda, Chris Seawood, Pranab Shenoy, Dennis Smit, Toomas Soome, Tage Stabell-Kulo, Philip Stadermann, Daniel Stenberg, Sven Sternberger, Markus Strasser, John Summerfield, Szakacsits Szabolcs, Mike Thomas, Philipp Thomas, Mauro Tortonesi, Dave Turner, Gisle Vanem, Rabin Vincent, Russell Vincent, Željko Vrba, Charles G Waldman, Douglas E. Wegscheid, Ralf Wildenhues, Joshua David Williams, Benjamin Wolsey, Saint Xavier, YAMAZAKI Makoto, Jasmin Zainul, Bojan Ždrnja, Kristijan Zimmer, Xin Zou.

Apologies to all who I accidentally left out, and many thanks to all the subscribers of the Wget mailing list.