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Cleaned up the list of authors/contributors so that people actually w…

…orking on Django get some props.

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The PRIMARY AUTHORS are (and/or have been):
-Adrian Holovaty <http://www.holovaty.com/>, who originally created Django with
-Simon and currently oversees things with Jacob.
-
-Simon Willison <http://simonwillison.net/>, who originally created Django with
-Adrian during his year-long internship/placement at World Online and currently
-helps from the sidelines.
-
-Jacob Kaplan-Moss <http://www.jacobian.org/>, who joined the team shortly
-before Simon departed and currently oversees things with Adrian.
-
-Wilson Miner <http://www.wilsonminer.com/>, who designed Django's admin
-interface, pretty error pages, official Web site (djangoproject.com) and has
-made many other contributions. He makes us look good.
-
-Malcolm Tredinnick <http://www.pointy-stick.com/blog/>, who has made
-significant contributions to all levels of the framework, from its database
-layer to template system and documentation.
-
-Georg "Hugo" Bauer <http://hugo.muensterland.org/>, who added
-internationalization support, manages i18n contributions and has made a ton
-of excellent tweaks, feature additions and bug fixes.
-
-Luke Plant <http://lukeplant.me.uk/>, who has contributed many excellent
-improvements, including database-level improvements, the CSRF middleware and
-unit tests.
-
-Russell Keith-Magee <freakboy@iinet.net.au>, who has contributed many excellent
-improvements, including refactoring of the Django ORM code and unit tests.
-
-Robert Wittams <http://robert.wittams.com/>, who majorly refactored the Django
-admin application to allow for easier reuse and has made a ton of excellent
-tweaks, feature additions and bug fixes.
+ * Adrian Holovaty
+ * Simon Willison
+ * Jacob Kaplan-Moss
+ * Wilson Miner
+ * Malcolm Tredinnick
+ * Georg "Hugo" Bauer
+ * Luke Plant
+ * Russell Keith-Magee
+ * Robert Wittams
+ * Gary Wilson
+ * Brian Rosner
+More information on the main contributors to Django can be found in
+docs/internals/committers.txt.
And here is an inevitably incomplete list of MUCH-APPRECIATED CONTRIBUTORS --
people who have submitted patches, reported bugs, added translations, helped
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Who's behind this?
------------------
-Django was developed at `World Online`_, the Web department of a newspaper in
-Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
-
-`Adrian Holovaty`_
- Adrian is a Web developer with a background in journalism. He was lead
- developer at World Online for 2.5 years, during which time Django was
- developed and implemented on World Online's sites. Now he works for
- washingtonpost.com building rich, database-backed information sites, and
- continues to oversee Django development. He likes playing guitar (Django
- Reinhardt style) and hacking on side projects such as `chicagocrime.org`_.
- He lives in Chicago.
-
- On IRC, Adrian goes by ``adrian_h``.
-
-`Jacob Kaplan-Moss`_
- Jacob is a whipper-snapper from California who spends equal time coding and
- cooking. He's lead developer at World Online and actively hacks on various
- cool side projects. He's contributed to the Python-ObjC bindings and was
- the first guy to figure out how to write Tivo apps in Python. Lately he's
- been messing with Python on the PSP. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
-
- On IRC, Jacob goes by ``jacobkm``.
-
-`Simon Willison`_
- Simon is a well-respected Web developer from England. He had a one-year
- internship at World Online, during which time he and Adrian developed
- Django from scratch. The most enthusiastic Brit you'll ever meet, he's
- passionate about best practices in Web development and has maintained a
- well-read Web-development blog for years at http://simon.incutio.com.
- He works for Yahoo UK, where he managed to score the title "Hacker Liason."
- He lives in London.
-
- On IRC, Simon goes by ``SimonW``.
-
-`Wilson Miner`_
- Wilson's design-fu makes us all look like rock stars. By day, he's an
- interactive designer for `Apple`_. Don't ask him what he's working on, or
- he'll have to kill you. He lives in San Francisco.
-
- On IRC, Wilson goes by ``wilsonian``.
-
-.. _`World Online`: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/WorldOnline
-.. _`Adrian Holovaty`: http://www.holovaty.com/
-.. _`washingtonpost.com`: http://www.washingtonpost.com/
-.. _`chicagocrime.org`: http://www.chicagocrime.org/
-.. _`Simon Willison`: http://simon.incutio.com/
-.. _`simon.incutio.com`: http://simon.incutio.com/
-.. _`Jacob Kaplan-Moss`: http://www.jacobian.org/
-.. _`Wilson Miner`: http://www.wilsonminer.com/
-.. _`Apple`: http://www.apple.com/
+Django was originally developed at World Online, the Web department of a
+newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Django's now run by an international team of
+volunteers; you can read all about them over at the :ref:`list of committers
+<internals-committers>`>
Which sites use Django?
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+.. _internals-committers:
+
+Django committers
+=================
+
+The original team
+=================
+
+Django originally started at World Online, the Web department of the `Lawrence
+Journal-World`_ of Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
+
+`Adrian Holovaty`_
+ Adrian is a Web developer with a background in journalism. He's known in
+ journalism circles as one of the pioneers of "journalism via computer
+ programming", and in technical circles as "the guy who invented Django."
+
+ He was lead developer at World Online for 2.5 years, during which time
+ Django was developed and implemented on World Online's sites. He's now the
+ leader and founder of EveryBlock_, a "news feed for your block".
+
+ Adrian lives in Chicago, USA.
+
+`Simon Willison`_
+ Simon is a well-respected web developer from England. He had a one-year
+ internship at World Online, during which time he and Adrian developed Django
+ from scratch. The most enthusiastic Brit you'll ever meet, he's passionate
+ about best practices in web development has maintains a well-read
+ `web-development blog`_. He works for `The Guardian`_.
+
+ Simon lives in Brighton, England.
+
+`Jacob Kaplan-Moss`_
+ Jacob is a software architect at `Whiskey Media`_, one of those newfangled
+ Web 1.0 companies you've read so much about. A good deal of Jacob's work
+ time is devoted to working on Django. Jacob previous worked for the Lawrence
+ Journal-World, where he was the lead developer of Ellington, a commercial
+ web publishing platform for media companies.
+
+ Jacob lives in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
+
+`Wilson Miner`_
+ Wilson's design-fu is what makes Django look so nice. He designed the
+ website you're looking at right now, as well as Django's acclaimed admin
+ interface. Wilson is the designer for EveryBlock_.
+
+ Wilson lives in San Francisco, USA.
+
+.. _lawrence journal-world: http://ljworld.com/
+.. _adrian holovaty: http://holovaty.com/
+.. _everyblock: http://everyblock.com/
+.. _simon willison: http://simonwillison.net/
+.. _web-development blog: `simon willison`_
+.. _the guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/
+.. _jacob kaplan-moss: http://jacobian.org/
+.. _whiskey media: http://whiskeymedia.com/
+.. _wilson miner: http://wilsonminer.com/
+
+Current developers
+==================
+
+Currently, Django is led by a team of volunteers from around the globe.
+
+BDFLs
+-----
+
+Adrian and Jacob are the Co-`Benevolent Dictators for Life`_ of Django. When
+"rough consensus and working code" fails, they're the ones who make the tough
+decisions.
+
+.. _Benevolent Dictators for Life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevolent_Dictator_For_Life
+
+Core developers
+---------------
+
+These are the folks who have a long history of contributions, a solid track
+record of being helpful on the mailing lists, and a proven desire to dedicate
+serious time to Django. In return, they've been granted the coveted commit bit,
+and have free reign to hack on all parts of Django.
+
+`Malcolm Tredinnick`_
+ Malcolm originally wanted to be a mathematician, somehow ended up a software
+ developer. He's contributed to many Open Source projects, has served on the
+ board of the GNOME foundation, and will kick your ass at chess.
+
+ When he's not busy being an International Man of Mystery, Malcolm lives in
+ Sydney, Australia.
+
+.. _malcolm tredinnick: http://www.pointy-stick.com/
+
+Russell Keith-Magee
+ Russell studied physics as an undergraduate, and studied neural networks for
+ my PhD. His first job was with a startup in the defense industry developing
+ simulation frameworks. Over time, mostly through work with Django, he's
+ become more involved in web development.
+
+ Russell has helped with several major aspects of Django, including a a
+ couple major internal refactorings, creation of the test system, and more.
+
+ Russell lives in the most isolated capital city in the world — Perth,
+ Australia.
+
+Joseph Kocherhans
+ Joseph is currently a developer at EveryBlock_, and previously worked for
+ the Lawrence Journal-World where he built most of the backend for the their
+ Marketplace site. He often disappears for several days into the woods,
+ attempts to teach himself computational linguistics, and annoys his
+ neighbors with his Charango_ playing.
+
+ Joseph's first contribution to Django was a series of improvements to the
+ authorization system leading up to support for pluggable authorization.
+ Since then, he's worked on the new forms system, its use in the admin, and
+ many other smaller improvements.
+
+ Joseph lives in Chicago, USA.
+
+.. _charango: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charango
+
+`Luke Plant`_
+ Like has contributed many excellent improvements, including database-level
+ improvements, the CSRF middleware and many unit tests.
+
+.. _luke plant: http://lukeplant.me.uk/
+
+Brian Rosner
+ Brian helped immensely in getting Django's "newforms-admin" branch finished
+ in time for Django 1.0; he's now a full committer, continuing to improve on
+ the admin and forms system.
+
+Gary Wilson
+ In early 2007, Gary start contributing a lot of cleanup fixes and fixing
+ broken windows. He's continued to do that necessary tidying up work
+ throughout the code base since then.
+
+Specialists
+-----------
+
+`James Bennett`_
+ James is Django's release manager; he also contributes to the documentation.
+
+ James came to web development from philosophy when he discovered that
+ programmers get to argue just as much while collecting much better pay. He
+ where he works for the Journal-World developing Ellington. He `keeps a
+ blog`_, has written a `book on Django`_, and enjoys fine port and talking to
+ his car.
+
+ James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
+
+.. _james bennett: http://b-list.org/
+.. _keeps a blog: `james bennett`_
+.. _book on Django: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590599969/?tag=djangoproject-20
+
+Ian Kelly
+ Ian is responsible for Django's support for Oracle.
+
+Matt Boersma
+ Matt is also responsible for Django's Oracle support.
+
+Justin Bronn
+ Justin Bronn is a computer scientist and third-year law student at the
+ University of Houston who enjoys studying legal topics related to
+ intellectual property and spatial law.
+
+ Justin is the primary developer of ``django.contrib.gis``, a.k.a.
+ GeoDjango_.
+
+.. _GeoDjango: http://geodjango.org/
+
+Jeremy Dunck
+ Jeremy the lead developer of Pegasus News, a personalized local site based
+ in Dallas, Texas. An early contributor to Greasemonkey and Django, he sees
+ technology as a tool for communication and access to knowledge.
+
+ Jeremy helped kick off GeoDjango development, and is mostly responsible for
+ the serious speed improvements that signals received in Django 1.0.
+
+ Jeremy lives in Dallas, Texas, USA.
+
+Developers Emeritus
+===================
+
+Georg "Hugo" Bauer
+ Georg created Django's internationalization system, managed i18n
+ contributions and made a ton of excellent tweaks, feature additions and bug
+ fixes.
+
+Robert Wittams
+ Robert was responsible for the *first* refactoring of Django's admin
+ siteadmin application to allow for easier reuse and has made a ton of
+ excellent tweaks, feature additions and bug fixes.
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contributing
documentation
+ committers
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