Past Contributors

Sherief Alaa, Support
Arabic translator, worked on videos, documentation, and helpdesk.
Alexandre Allaire, Developer
Helped develop and package Flash Proxy.
Carolyn Anhalt
Coordinated translations and translators for all of tor's content; website, products, and materials.
Jacob Appelbaum, Advocate, Developer
Represented Tor at conferences and trainings, and developed tools for the Tor ecosystem. Ran one of the Tor directory authorities.
Thomas S. Benjamin
Anonymous communications and bridge distribution researcher. His other work can be found on his personal website.
Katherine Bergeron
Helped streamlining our operations, including fundraising, merchandise management, travel, and other projects.
Domenik Bork
Worked on Configuration of Hidden Services with User Authorization in Vidalia as part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
Benedikt Boss
Worked during the 2007 Google Summer of Code on TOPF, a fuzzer for Tor; mentored by Roger.
Caspar Bowden, Director (1961 - 2015)
Caspar was an advocate for Tor in Europe and a specialist in data protection policy, EU and US surveillance law, PET research, identity management, and information ethics and philosophy. He was formerly the chief privacy advisor at Microsoft. He believed that people in every country deserved the right to privacy irrespective of national borders. He predicted US mass surveillance programs such as PRISM and was vindicated after the Snowden revelations. We miss him deeply.
Ren Bucholz
Our fine logo and images.
Fallon Chen
Worked on Improving Tor Path Selection (svn) and proposal 151 as part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
Bram Cohen
Helped design our congestion control mechanisms, in Tor's early days.
Pat Double
Creator of the Incognito LiveCD.
Christopher Davis, Libevent hacker
Worked during Google Summer of Code 2009 on porting Polipo to Windows. He currently helps with the libevent bufferevent code.
Kevin Dyer
Main developer of fteproxy, and part of the pluggable transports team.
Matt Edman
Original developer for Vidalia, a cross-platform Tor Graphical User Interface included in the bundles.
Christian Fromme, Developer
Helped with many Python projects, such as the get-tor email auto-responder,, bridge db, tor weather, tor controller, tor flow, etc.
Melissa Gilroy
Ran Tor's finances and audit compliance.
Geoff Goodell
Started the Blossom project which uses Tor as its overlay network; also helped motivate Tor's control interface to be as flexible as it is.
Aleksei Gorny
Working on Tor exit scanner improvements (svn), originally started as part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
Sathyanarayanan Gunasekaran, Developer
Worked on Orbot in Google Summer of Code 2011, and developed Compass.
Harmony, Support, Advocate
Wrote for Tor Weekly News, the help desk, and the browser manual.
Justin Hipple
The other developer for Vidalia.
Robert Hogan
Developer for the TorK Tor controller, a privacy-oriented Arora fork, the torsocks scripts, and other useful peripheral tools.
Dr. Nick Hopper, Researcher
Cryptographer, privacy expert, and professor.
Leiah Jansen, Graphic Designer
Helped make our cool logos, designs, stickers, graphics, and so on. Invented the awesome "roots" Tor logo.
Christian King
Worked during the 2007 Google Summer of Code on making Tor relays stable on Windows, by developing a buffer implementation for libevent; mentored by Nick.
Joe Kowalski
Original author and provider of the torstatus script formerly run on nighteffect.
Adam Langley
Our fine eventdns code.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Former Director of Tor. Co-Founder of Global Voices Online.
Bruce Leidl
Lead developer of Orchid, a Tor client in Java.
Andrew Lewman, Former Executive Director
Managed the business operations of The Tor Project, Inc. Played roles of finance, advocacy, project management, strategy, press, law enforcement liaison, and domestic violence advocacy.
Matt Pagan
Maintained the FAQ and other documentation, and helped answer all the users who contact the support desk.
Chris Palmer
Our liaison and tech guy with EFF while EFF was funding us. Also helped advocate and write end-user docs.
Martin Peck
Worked on a VM-based transparent proxying approach for Tor clients on Windows.
Matej Pfajfar
Author of the original onion routing code that Tor is based on, so we didn't have to start from scratch.
Robert Ransom
Found and fixed a bunch of Tor bugs, mostly in Tor's hidden service code, and added several security and usability features to Tor and Tor Browser Bundle.
Johannes Renner
Worked during the 2007 Google Summer of Code on modifying TorFlow to measure various properties of the Tor network; mentored by Mike Perry.
Runa A. Sandvik, Advocate
Maintained the Tor Translation Portal and the translations for projects such as Vidalia, Torbutton and the website.
Christian Schulz, Developer
Developed Globe, which is on its way to replacing Atlas and eventually Compass.
Scott Squires
The original developer of Torbutton.
Jeremy Todaro
Worked on the artwork and design for various projects, annual reports, and brochures.
Added new features for making Tor easier to use as a transparent proxy. Also wrote the TorDNSEL code.
Tomás Touceda, Vidalia Developer
Worked on maintenance and new development for Vidalia.
Stephen Tyree
Worked during Google Summer of Code 2009 to develop a plugin API for Vidalia and create a plugin to allow HerdictWeb integration, a project aiming at identifying website inaccessibility using user submissions.
Camilo Viecco
Worked on Providing Blossom functionality to Vidalia as part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
Farsi translator and support desk person. also worked on Stegotorus.
Fred von Lohmann
Fred served on our Board of Directors from 2006 through 2009.
Shondoit Walker, Build Developer
Worked on streamlining and bulletproofing the Tor Browser Bundle build process, especially on Windows.
Kyle Williams
Developer for JanusVM, a VMWare-based transparent Tor proxy that makes Tor easier to set up and use.
Christian Wilms
Worked on Performance Enhancing Measures for Tor Hidden Services (svn) as part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
Jillian C. York
Jillian C. York is a writer, blogger, and activist.