Contributors and Authorship - Whonix

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Whonix Authorship. Code Contributors, Artistic Contributors, Other Contributors

Whonix is developed by an independent team of contributors committed to the idea that privacy and security are essential rights.

Current Contributors[edit]

Table: Current Whonix Contributors [1]

Name Role
Patrick Schleizer
  • Whonix founder and lead developer
  • Whonix KVM contributor, miscellaneous
  • Research
  • Whonix social media administrator
  • Creative consultant
  • Usability testing and feedback
  • English language fixes
  • IRC User Support (and any other chat platform)
  • Testing
  • Whonix wiki screenshots and Libre illustrations
  • Whonix social media administrator
  • Wiki auditor
  • Wiki editor and research
  • Wiki documentation audit
  • Kernel hardening [2]
  • AppArmor improvements [3]
  • Numerous, miscellaneous security commits [4]
  • (Tirdad kernel module for random ISN generation)
  • Security consultant
  • Host operating system installer, ISO live boot (
Rob, (github
  • Kernel hardening
  • Numerous security improvements

For the full list of Whonix components and the respective contributor, see here. [5]


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Past Contributors[edit]

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 [6]

Name Contributions
  • TorBOX wiki editor
  • English language fixes
  • python leaktest script creation
  • Contact: smarm [at] hushmail dot com
Cypherpunks / Anonymous
  • TorBOX build shell script creation
  • Initial TorBOX binary releases [7]
  • Rewrote the TorBOX guide for VirtualBox, instead of VMware [8]
  • Improved the iptables firewall configuration and added a hardening section [9]
  • Previous forum at the legacy sourceforge Whonix forum
  • Contributed a phone number so the Google+ and Youtube Whonix accounts could be created
  • Documentation feedback
  • Tested Whonix images
  • Feedback on Whonix source code and change commits
  • Reviewed Whonix build documentation
  • Tested building Whonix from source code
  • Helped integrate TorChat into Whonix
  • Reviewed matters concerning public relations
  • Documentation feedback
  • Created the original TorBOX logo
Cuan Knaggs
  • Created the Whonix stream isolation graphic
  • Contact: print media for graphical web design, web development, cms and e-commerce
  • First Whonix integration into Qubes
  • IRC User Support
  • Testing
  • Forum user support and forum moderator
Inga Bemman
  • GI Engineer, contributor
Devitra or Lilias_sorcha

Project Statements[edit]

The personal opinions of moderators The Web Archive or contributors to the Whonix project do not represent the project as a whole.

See Also[edit]


  1. Contributors are listed in rough chronological order.
  4. Including systemd sandboxing, blacklisting of uncommon network protocols, restricting hardware information to root, and more restrictive Whonix file permissions.
  5. Interested readers can also refer to a previous forum discussion about Whonix
  6. Contributors are listed in rough chronological order. Please add your name / handle and contribution(s) here if they have not already been listed. Wiki administrators will confirm your contributions prior to publication.
  7. February 2012; TorBOX was a forerunner to Whonix.
  8. February 2012.
  9. February 2012.
  10. Past role: Wiki translations coordinator.
  11. Forerunner to Anon Connection Wizard.
  12. See Comments to use Qubes onion
  13. See Whonix for

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