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copied from en:Wikipedia:Village pump in response to the final question --Phil 13:24, 7 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Who are the coders?[edit]

Are the programmers that create the software that Wikipedia uses also contributors to the content? Who are they? - Bevo 17:49, 6 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Almost certainly missing someone out, for which I sincerely apologize in advance, they include User:Brion VIBBER, User:Tim Starling, User:Gwicke, User:Eloquence, User:Magnus Manske and User:EvanProdromou. According to her user page, User:Angela has contributed one line to the code base. Pete/Pcb21 (talk) 18:08, 6 Apr 2004 (UTC)
There is a list of those with certain access levels at developer, but others have contributed code without having any access so are not listed there (me, silsor and Timwi for example). Angela. 18:14, Apr 6, 2004 (UTC)
Lee Daniel Crocker should also be mentioned, he started the phase 3 project and wrote a significant proportion of the current codebase. JeLuF wrote the extended image syntax. Taw wrote the code for <math> tags. Brion has done lots of work in unglamorous areas such as code quality, browser compatibility, the anonymous file cache, unicode and RTL support. I wrote the MediaWiki namespace and most things to do with blocking. Gwicke wrote the squid support, and an impressive new skin which will soon become the default. Eloquence wrote section editing and the TOC code. Magnus wrote the phase 2 code on which phase 3 was based, he also wrote the enhanced recent changes feature. Evan wrote some metadata/RDF code. E23 has done some work in caching and efficiency. The diff code was nicked from another GPL wiki project, written by Geoffrey Dairiki. Angela is responsible for the "disclaimers" link in the top bar (I'm sure it was 3 or 4 lines, not 1). Sorry to anyone I'm missing. Many people have made minor contributions, unfortunately I can't mention them all. -- Tim Starling 03:14, Apr 7, 2004 (UTC)
Perhaps we could have a Meta:MediaWiki Credits page, which could include everyone who'd contributed - although not what they'd done, because that would become too unwieldy. (For comparison, Mozilla and Firefox have an about:credits page built in.) - IMSoP 13:07, 7 Apr 2004 (UTC)
I have created such a page by simply copying this section verbatim. HTH HAND --Phil | Talk 13:25, Apr 7, 2004 (UTC)
Special:Version will have some credits and legal info in the next release. Not as much detail as I gave above though, maybe I should copy it in. -- Tim Starling 23:52, Apr 7, 2004 (UTC)