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2 title: "Sinatra: About"
3 layout: default
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4 id: about
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5 ---
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7 About
8 =====
9
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10 Sinatra was designed and developed by __Blake Mizerany__ (bmizerany) in
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11 California.
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13 Sinatra would not have been possible without strong company backing.
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14 In the past, financial and emotional support have been provided mainly by
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15 [Heroku](http://heroku.com), [GitHub](https://github.com) and
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16 [Engine Yard](http://www.engineyard.com/), and is now taken care of by
17 [Travis CI](http://travis-ci.com/).
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18
19 Special thanks to the following extraordinary individuals, without whom
20 Sinatra would not be possible:
21
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22 * [Ryan Tomayko](http://tomayko.com/) ([rtomayko](https://github.com/rtomayko)) for constantly fixing
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23 whitespace errors __60d5006__
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24 * [Ezra Zygmuntowicz](http://brainspl.at/) ([ezmobius](https://github.com/ezmobius)) for initial help and
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25 letting Blake steal some of merbs internal code.
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26 * [Chris Schneider](http://gittr.com) ([cschneid](https://github.com/cschneid)) for The Book, the blog,
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27 [irclogger.com](http://irclogger.com/sinatra/), and a bunch of useful
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28 patches.
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29 * [Markus Prinz](http://nuclearsquid.com/) ([cypher](https://github.com/cypher)) for patches over the
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30 years, caring about the README, and hanging in there when times were rough.
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31 * [Simon Rozet](http://atonie.org/) ([sr](https://github.com/sr)) for a ton of doc patches, HAML options,
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32 and all that advocacy stuff he's going to do for 1.0.
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33 * [Erik Kastner](http://metaatem.net/) ([kastner](https://github.com/kastner)) for fixing `MIME_TYPES` under
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34 Rack 0.5.
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35 * [Ben Bleything](http://blog.bleything.net/) ([bleything](https://github.com/bleything)) for caring about HTTP
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36 status codes and doc fixes.
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37 * [Igal Koshevoy](http://twitter.com/igalko) ([igal](https://github.com/igal)) for root path detection under
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38 Thin/Passenger.
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39 * [Jon Crosby](http://joncrosby.me/) ([jcrosby](https://github.com/jcrosby)) for coffee breaks, doc fixes, and
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40 just because, man.
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41 * [Karel Minarik](https://github.com/karmi) ([karmi](https://github.com/karmi)) for screaming until the
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42 website came back up.
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43 * [Jeremy Evans](http://code.jeremyevans.net/) ([jeremyevans](https://github.com/jeremyevans)) for unbreaking
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44 optional path params (twice!)
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45 * [The GitHub guys](https://github.com/) for stealing Blake's table.
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46 * [Nickolas Means](http://nmeans.org/) ([nmeans](https://github.com/nmeans)) for Sass template support.
47 * [Victor Hugo Borja](https://github.com/vic) ([vic](https://github.com/vic)) for splat'n routes specs and
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48 doco.
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49 * [Avdi Grimm](http://avdi.org/) ([avdi](https://github.com/avdi)) for basic RSpec support.
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50 * [Jack Danger Canty](http://jåck.com/) for a more accurate root directory
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51 and for making me watch [this](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueaHLHgskkw) just
52 now.
53 * **Mathew Walker** for making escaped paths work with static files.
54 * **Millions of Us** for having the problem that led to Sinatra's conception.
55 * [Songbird](http://getsongbird.com/) for the problems that helped Sinatra's
56 future become realized.
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57 * [Rick Olson](http://techno-weenie.net/) ([technoweenie](https://github.com/technoweenie)) for the killer plug
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58 at RailsConf '08.
59 * **Steven Garcia** for the amazing custom artwork you see on 404's and 500's
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60 * [Pat Nakajima](http://patnakajima.com/) ([nakajima](https://github.com/nakajima)) for fixing non-nested
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61 params in nested params Hash's.
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62 * [Konstantin Haase](http://rkh.im) ([rkh](https://github.com/rkh)) for his hard work and ongoing
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63 commitment to improving Sinatra, for 1.1.0, 1.2.0 and beyond..
64 * **Zachary Scott** for adding Konstantin to the AUTHORS file. He also did help
65 writing the book, but mainly for adding Konstantin.
66 * **Gabriel Andretta** for having people wonder whether our documentation is
67 actually in English or in Spanish.
68 * **Vasily Polovnyov**, **Nickolay Schwarz**, **Luciano Sousa**, **Wu Jiang**,
69 **Mickael Riga**, **Bernhard Essl**, **Janos Hardi**, **Kouhei Yanagita** and
70 **"burningTyger"** for willingly translating whatever ends up in the README.
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71 * [Wordy](https://wordy.com/) for proofreading our README. **73e137d**
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72 * **cactus** for digging through code and specs, multiple times.
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73 * **Nicolás Sanguinetti** ([foca](https://github.com/foca)) for strong demand of karma and shaping
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74 helpers/register.
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75
76 And last but not least:
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78 * **[Frank Sinatra](http://www.sinatra.com/)** (chairman of the board) for having so much class he
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79 deserves a web-framework named after him.
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