- 1 Current Maintainers
- 2 Past Contributors
- 3 Credits, Inspiration, Alternatives, Sources
- 4 History
- 5 License
- 6 Footnotes
Table: Current Whonix Team 
Whonix would not exist in its current form without the significant efforts of numerous contributors from the community. Gratitude is expressed to all past contributors, big or small.
Table: Previous Whonix Contributors 
|Cypherpunks / Anonymous|
Credits, Inspiration, Alternatives, Sources
The success of the Whonix platform is the sum total of several factors:
- The solid foundation at its heart - the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
- The software provided by several other projects (like Tor) and the tireless efforts of their many developers and maintainers. 
- Lessons learned from:
- Expert advice provided in various Internet forums and attendance at software development events.
- Previous failures and successes in the Whonix development cycle.
- The failures and successes of similar anonymity projects (like Tails).
- Inspiration drawn from other projects, leading to the implementation of new or improved anonymity / security features.
- Direct contributions by the Whonix community.
In alphabetical order, the following projects or sources have had the greatest influence on Whonix development to date:
- Debian GNU/Linux
- Mailing lists:
- The Tor Project
- Ubuntu GNU/Linux
Anonymity and Security Development
In alphabetical order, the following projects have significantly influenced developer thinking about anonymity networks and threat modelling:
Sources learned from... In random order...
- Debian Tutorials: Installing and configuring PPTP VPN server on lenny
- Debian Tutorials: Loading iptables rules on startup
- How-To Geek: How to Setup a VPN (PPTP) Server on Debian Linux
- Tor Project: Transparently Routing Traffic Through Tor
- “Re: (tor-talk) Aurora only build”
- wikibooks.org How to Protect your Internet Anonymity and Privacy/TOR Onion Service for Anonymous Websites
- KDE Mailing List
Here is a list of projects with similar goals to Whonix. The list is here for reference. Those projects may have interesting thoughts, mistakes, security enhancements, features and so on. The useful stuff can be potentially ported to Whonix. Some projects inspired the development of Whonix (missing features, implementation reference etc.).
- A few reasons listed in this link not to use some of those projects applies here as well.
- Torouter; alpha
- Tor and the DreamPlug; similar networking/firewall
- Tor and OpenWRT; similar networking/firewall
- Transparent Proxy; it offers: 1. Transparently anonymizing traffic for a specific user; 2. Local Redirection Through Tor; 3. Anonymizing Middlebox; 4. Local Redirection and Anonymizing Middlebox; closest one to Whonix is Anonymizing Middlebox; Whonix is an Isolating Proxy
- Transocksifying Tor; now outdated; back when Tor didn't natively support TransPort; uses a different firewall with DNAT
- PELD; specification and implementation (in the form of Tails
- A Tor Virtual Machine Design and Implementation; design document
- JanusVM; insecure
- TorVM; from the same authors like JanusVM; other link; insecure
- TorVPN; the abandoned predecessor of TorBOX (now Whonix); not finished
- another TorVM; from unknown authors; site wants to look similar to official Tor site; fishy
- Easy and secure anonymous internet usage by ra; anonymous author; now with source code
- Tails; Live CD/USB distribution preconfigured to use Tor safely.; listed on https://www.torproject.org; with Tor enforcement
- old instructions from board.gulli.com; in German language; more complicated; back when Tor didn't natively support TransPort
- Running a TOR Relay on OpenBSD part 1 part 2; no review yet
- VM basierende Anonymisierung; German; not very sophisticated
Tor Onion Service Server in a box -- Tor Onion Service VM; no review
"My Hidden Blog" - Hosting Tutorial; based on Tor Onion Service Server in a box -- Tor Onion Service VM; no review
- Liberté Linux; Live CD based on hardened Gentoo; No isolation between client applications and Tor, infrequent security releases.
- Qubes; focuses on security through isolation based on virtualization. This blog post provides some hints how to integrate Tor but the actual implementation is left to the user.
- Onion Service Setup Guide for Newbies (Version .2); howto; you don't have to download the pdf, you find the guide on google and in google cache (google the pdf link)
- VMWare Through Tor Getting Tor to proxy connections from inside the VMWare Browser Appliance.
- TorVM for Qubes (qubes-tor)
History of Whonix.
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- http://www.iconarchive.com/show/torrent-icons-by-aha-soft/btorrent-icon.html (w)
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- Gratitude is expressed to JonDos for permission to use material from their website. (w) (w) 
- broken link:
See page footer.
See license file in Whonix source code.
- Maintainers are listed in rough chronological order.
- Forerunner to Anon Connection Wizard.
- Interested readers can also refer to a previous forum discussion about Whonix maintainers.
- Contributors are listed in rough chronological order. Please add your name / handle and contribution(s) here if they have not already been listed.
- February 2012; TorBOX was a forerunner to Whonix.
- February 2012.
- February 2012.
- Which form part of the core anonymity and security features in Whonix.
- See Dev/Tails Doc Fork for a list of documentation pages which have been forked by Patrick Schleizer.
- Broken link: https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=31220#p31220
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