Django was originally created in late 2003 at World Online, the Web division of the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas. 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://simon.incutio.com/>, 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. 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. 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. And here is an inevitably incomplete list of MUCH-APPRECIATED CONTRIBUTORS -- people who have submitted patches, reported bugs, added translations, helped answer newbie questions, and generally made Django that much better: Andreas David Ascher <http://ascher.ca/> James Bennett Paul Bissex <http://e-scribe.com/> Simon Blanchard Andrew Brehaut <http://brehaut.net/blog> Antonio Cavedoni <http://cavedoni.com/> Amit Chakradeo <http://amit.chakradeo.net/> Matt Croydon <http://www.postneo.com/> Jeremy Dunck <http://dunck.us/> Clint Ecker Baishampayan Ghose Espen Grindhaug <http://grindhaug.org/> Brant Harris Ian Holsman <http://feh.holsman.net/> Kieran Holland <http://www.kieranholland.com> Robert Rock Howard <http://djangomojo.com/> Jason Huggins <http://www.jrandolph.com/blog/> Michael Josephson <http://www.sdjournal.com/> Garth Kidd <http://www.deadlybloodyserious.com/> Sune Kirkeby <http://ibofobi.dk/> email@example.com Stuart Langridge <http://www.kryogenix.org/> Eugene Lazutkin <http://lazutkin.com/blog/> Martin Maney <http://www.chipy.org/Martin_Maney> Maniac <http://www.softwaremaniacs.org/> Manuzhai Petar Marić firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jason McBrayer <http://www.carcosa.net/jason/> mmarshall Eric Moritz <http://eric.themoritzfamily.com/> Robin Munn <http://www.geekforgod.com/> nesh Sam Newman <http://www.magpiebrain.com/> Luke Plant <http://lukeplant.me.uk/> phaedo <http://phaedo.cx/> plisk David Schein sopel Radek Švarz <http://www.svarz.cz/translate/> Aaron Swartz <http://www.aaronsw.com/> Tom Tobin Joe Topjian <http://joe.terrarum.net/geek/code/python/django/> Amit Upadhyay Milton Waddams Rachel Willmer <http://www.willmer.com/kb/> wojtek firstname.lastname@example.org A big THANK YOU goes to: Rob Curley and Ralph Gage for letting us open-source Django. Frank Wiles for making excellent arguments for open-sourcing, and for his sage sysadmin advice. Ian Bicking for convincing Adrian to ditch code generation. Mark Pilgrim for diveintopython.org. Guido van Rossum for creating Python.