Credits

In addition to the official Ampify Authors and those credited with pecu allocations, a number of individuals have proved instrumental in the technical design and development of Ampify. They are acknowledged here in chronological order of their involvement:

  • tav — creator of Ampify and BDFL.
  • Tim Jenks, Jenkz
    • Implemented Pecus and the very first xnet collaboration framework back in 1999.
    • Came up with various designs to support a “metaverse”-esque structure.
  • Daniel Biddle, deltab
    • Mentored many of the initial development team.
    • Even implemented mechanisms to support Jabber (now XMPP) within the browser — similar to what's become known as AJAX in recent years.
  • Alex Tomkins, GReaper
  • Ka Ho Chan, Usagi
  • Martyn Hurt, fatgit
  • Nathan Staab, Nathan
  • Ricky Cousins, Ricky
  • Tiziano Cirillo, HokutoTC
  • Karin and Olof Kylander
  • Adam Perfect, Barak
  • sirlurxalot
  • Cris Pearson, atariboy
    • Designed most of the early work and came up with many of the interface design principles we're using.
  • Luke Graybill, Killarny
    • Developed a web-services enabled IRC bot which led to the thinking behind “command line for the internet”.
    • Developed a cross-platform gestures library back in 2001 for use by Espra.
  • Øyvind Selbek, talonlzr
    • A God amongst men.
  • Simon Michael, sm
  • Steve Alexander, SteveA
  • Mathew Ryden, oierw
    • Designed many aspects of the overlay network, crypto and networking protocols.
  • John Hurliman, jhurliman
  • Jacob Everist, wildmage
  • Alex Pappajohn, Dekaritae
  • Adam Langley, agl
    • Implemented the Freenet client for use in the first version of Espra.
    • Continues to provide excellent advice on cryptography and networking related issues.
  • Andrew Kenneth Milton, TheJester
  • Itamar Turner-Trauring, itamarst
  • Phil Harris, philh
  • Nolan Darilek, Nolan
  • Ian Clarke, sanity
  • Allen Short, dash
  • Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn, Zooko
  • Tavin Cole, scipient
    • Implemented the first version of the encrypted datastore.
  • Jim Carrico, dinsdale
  • Steve Jenson, stevej
  • Jill Lundquist, jillzilla
  • Erik Möller, Xirzon
  • look
  • coderman
  • Tom Longson, nym
  • Fenton Whelan, fentonius
    • For being there when the original Plexnet vision (the old name for Ampify) came to be, back in summer 2001.
  • Aaron Swartz, AaronSw
    • Championed the development of the first Plex in 2001-02.
  • Charles Goodier, mediovia
  • Sean B. Palmer, sbp
    • Implemented various aspects including field trees.
    • Historian.
    • Even coined the name Ampify.
  • Jeff Archambeault, jeffarch
    • The glue that binds us all.
    • Chief Shailar.
  • Tom Salfield, salfield
  • Mamading Ceesay, evangineer
    • Co-architect.
  • Eric Hopper, Omnifarious
  • Mark Poole, urgen
    • Provided insights that escape us mere mortals.
  • Simeon Scott, simmo
    • Made improvements to various documents.
  • Kevin Hemenway, Morbus
  • Gabe Wachob, GabeW
  • Salim Virani, SaintSal
  • Jim Ley, JibberJim
  • Lion Kimbro, lion
  • Mattis Manzel, mattis
  • Paul Böhm, enkido
  • Stephan Karpischek, kpi
  • Eric Wahlforss, forss
  • Yan Minagawa, t / yncyrydybyl
    • Pioneered experimentation with many of the Ampify concepts.
    • Co-designed the ueberlein interface.
  • Nadine Gahr, c_atc
  • Stefan Plantikow, b0ggle
  • Joerg Baach, jhb
  • David-Benjamin Kierdorf, kristallpirat
  • Gary Alexander, garyalex
  • James Arthur, thruflo
    • Implemented the various Trust Map iterations.
    • Implemented various interface elements like the dolumns prototype.
    • Invented Thruflo Transactions.
  • Andreas Dietrich, igor
  • Jo Walsh, zool
    • Helped define aspects of the “first contact” protocol.
  • Saul Albert, saul
  • Joe Geldart, Arnia
  • Lauri Love, nsh
  • Curus
  • mo
    • Contributed a patch to pyOpenSSL to verify X.509 certificates.
  • Sofia Bustamante, olasofia
    • Provided a lot of invaluable help/guidance at various stages.
    • Helped identify specific elements of the Confluence model and isolate the notion of “perspectives” from process work.
  • John McCane-Whitney, JohnMW
  • David Pinto, happyseaurchin
    • Helped figure out and define much of Tent from which Ampify's micro-syntax is derived.
    • Co-designed various elements of the minimal user interface.
  • Jan Ludewig, silenius
  • Aaron Gallagher, habnabit
    • Helped identify the cause of crashes caused by the initial C implementation of capbase.Namespace.
  • Maciej Fijalkowski, fijal
    • Implemented the bridge between WebKit and PyPy-based interpreters.
    • Added sandboxing support for PyPy-based JIT interpreters.
  • Noah Slater, nslater
  • Matt Morse, Mut1ey
  • Marc Lehmann, schmorp
  • Charles, archels
  • Sam Rose, samrose
  • Felix Geisendörfer, felixge
    • Detailed Node's internal variables for exclusion by nodelint.
  • smw and tml on the #go-nuts IRC channel:
    • Suggested using syscall.OS to define runtime.Platform.
  • Benjamin Peterson, gutworth
    • Provided patches to improve yatiblog.

A number of others haven't been so directly involved, but have done awesome foundational work:

And, finally, for having had the balls to try something equally ambitious decades ago:

And for having created the Open Web in the first place:

— Thank you!

[Please let me <tav@espians.com> know if I've missed anyone out or got the timeline wrong — it would be due to an accidental oversight on my part and nothing more. Please let me know so that I can correct it. Thanks!]