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Current Maintainers[edit]

(Roughly in chronology order:)

  • Patrick Schleizer (developer) (forum) (profile page) (contact)
  • fortasse (whonix.org server admin) (forum) (contact)
  • HulaHoop (KVM maintainer, research, misc) (forum)
  • troubadoour (developer) (forum)
  • Jason Ayala (Creative Consultant, usability testing and feedback, English language fixes) (forum)
  • IronSoldier: IRC User Support
  • Ego (wiki translations coordinator, forum user support) (forum)

(Forum discussion about maintainers.) (maintainer list)

Arts Contributors[edit]

(In chronology order:)

  • original TorBOX logo

Made by CJ.

  • Whonix Stream Isolation Graphic

Cuan Knaggs – graphic and web design revlover print media – web design – web development – cms – e-commerce

Past Contributors[edit]

(Roughly in chronology order:)

  • smarm:

Made many things in TorBOX guide much clearer; English language fixes; created leaktest scripts (python); Thank you! (smarm [at] hushmail dot com)

  • cypherpunks/anonymous
  • Everyone can contribute! Feb 2012: added a shell script to automate set up TorBOX, changed guide to use VirtualBox instead of VMware, rewritten the iptables firewall and added a hardening section.


  • past Forum Moderator
  • contributed a phone number, so the Whonix Google+ and Youtube account could be set up
  • documentation feedback
  • testing Whonix images


  • comments on Whonix source code and changes
  • review Whonix build documentation
  • testing Whonix building from source code
  • helped with Whonix TorChat integration
  • reviewing public relation


  • documentation feedback

Credits, Inspiration, Alternatives, Sources[edit]


In random order.

Without those projects and the people behind who created and maintain those, Whonix in its current form wouldn't have been possible.

  • GNU
  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux
  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • Tails
  • Some documentation pages forked from Tails by Patrick Schleizer for Whonix. See Dev/Tails Doc Fork for a list, which documentation pages have been forked.
  • The Tor Project
  • help-bash Mailing List
    • For general thoughts on anonymity networks and threat models. **
  • Liberte Linux
  • JonDo
  • I2P

Misc things.


Sources learned from... In random order...

Similar Projects[edit]

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.).

Thank you!


History of Whonix.


Images created by third parties[edit]

Thank you!

JonDos permission[edit]

dee.su permission[edit]

Website License[edit]

See page footer.

Whonix License[edit]

See license file in Whonix source code.


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