I've worked on sendmail for many years, and many employers
have been remarkably patient about letting me work on a large project
that was not part of my official job. This includes time on the INGRES
Project at the University of California at Berkeley, at Britton Lee, and
again on the Mammoth and Titan Projects at Berkeley.
Much of the second wave of improvements resulting in version 8.1 should be credited to Bryan Costales of the International Computer Science Institute. As he passed me drafts of his book on sendmail I was inspired to start working on things again. Bryan was also available to bounce ideas off of.
Gregory Neil Shapiro of Worcester Polytechnic Institute has become instrumental in all phases of sendmail support and development, and was largely responsible for getting versions 8.8 and 8.9 out the door.
Many, many people contributed chunks of code and ideas to sendmail. It has proven to be a group network effort. Version 8 in particular was a group project. The following people and organizations made notable contributions:
John Beck, Hewlett-Packard & Sun Microsystems
Keith Bostic, CSRG, University of California, Berkeley
Andrew Cheng, Sun Microsystems
Michael J. Corrigan, University of California, San Diego
Bryan Costales, International Computer Science Institute & InfoBeat
P.r (Pell) Emanuelsson
Craig Everhart, Transarc Corporation
Per Hedeland, Ericsson
Tom Ivar Helbekkmo, Norwegian School of Economics
Kari Hurtta, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Allan E. Johannesen, WPI
Jonathan Kamens, OpenVision Technologies, Inc.
Takahiro Kanbe, Fuji Xerox Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Brian Kantor, University of California, San Diego
John Kennedy, Cal State University, Chico
Murray S. Kucherawy, HookUp Communication Corp.
Bruce Lilly, Sony U.S.
Motonori Nakamura, Ritsumeikan University & Kyoto University
John Gardiner Myers, Carnegie Mellon University
Neil Rickert, Northern Illinois University
Gregory Neil Shapiro, WPI
Eric Schnoebelen, Convex Computer Corp.
Eric Wassenaar, National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Amsterdam
Randall Winchester, University of Maryland
Christophe Wolfhugel, Pasteur Institute & Herve Schauer Consultants (Paris)
I apologize for anyone I have omitted, misspelled, misattributed, or
otherwise missed. At this point, I suspect that at least a
hundred people have contributed code, and many more have contributed ideas,
comments, and encouragement. I've tried to list them in the
RELEASE_NOTES in the distribution directory. I appreciate their contribution
Special thanks are reserved for Michael Corrigan and Christophe Wolfhugel, who besides being wonderful guinea pigs and contributors have also consented to be added to the ``sendmail@Sendmail.ORG'' list and, by answering the bulk of the questions sent to that list, have freed me up to do other work.