Contributors and Authorship

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Whonix ™ Authorship. Code Contributors, Artistic Contributors, Other Contributors

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