Kawa is a re-write of Kawa 0.2, which was a Scheme interpreter written by
R. Alexander Milowski
Thanks to Cygnus Solutions (now part of Red Hat) for sponsoring the initial development of Kawa, and then transferring their ownership interest to Per.
Ean Schuessler and Brainfood provided financial support and encouragement.
Thanks to Chris Dean, Dean Ferreyra, and others at Merced Systems for financial support and other contributions.
Thomas Kirk and AT&T provided financial support, and useful bug reports.
Jakub Jankiewicz contributed the Kawa logo.
Helmut Eller provided SLIME support, syntaxutils.scm, and many bug reports.
Daniel Bonniot for multiple small improvements to gnu.bytecode and gnu.expr.
Jamison Hope for multiple contributions, including the SRFI-14 implementation, and Google Summer of Code mentoring.
Jim White for Ant support and other improvements.
Bruce R. Lewis implemented KRL and made other contributions.
Geoff Berry: Handle Exceptions attribute. Other improvements.
Shad Gregory improved JEmacs.
Al Petrofsky improved gnu.math printing and added some IntNum methods.
Marco Vezzoli: SRFI-1 tailoring for Kawa.
Albert Ting - old GuiConsole code.
Christian Surlykke ported JEmacs to use SWT.
Geoff Berry for various gnu.bytecode improvements.
Ivelin Ivanov and Tom Reilly for servlet support.
Anthony Green for Fedora packaging.
Charles Turner for pretty-printer improvements, improvements in the Common Lips support, and other changes.
Julien Rousseau and Marius Kjeldahl contributed to Android support.
Patrick Barta; Joseph Bowbeer; Dominique Boucher; Alexander Bunkenburg; Harold Carr; Emmanuel Castro; Heather Downs; Francisco Vides Fernández; Nic Ferrier; Oliver Flasch; Weiqi Gao; Luke Gorrie; Mario Domenech Goulart; Zvi Har’E; Jeff Haynes; Ethan Herdrick; Joerg-Cyril Hoehle; Elliott Hughes; Mike Kenne; Brian Jones; Gerardo Jorvilleur; Simon Josefsson (JEmacs menu); Thomas Kirk; Jay Krell; Edouard Parmelan; Walter C. Pelissero; Rafael Jesus Alcantara Perez; Lynn Quam; Marcus Otto; Terje Pedersen (some XQuery functions); Matthias Radestock; Ola Rinta-Koski; Andreas Schlapbach; Robert D. Skeels; Benny Tsai; Vladimir Tsichevski; Phil Walker; Knut Wannheden; Chris Wegrzyn.
Khairul Azhar; Bob Bane; Hans Boehm; Brian D. Carlstrom; Luis Casillas; Ken Dickey (format tests); Helge Dietert; Allan Erskine; Marc Feeley (polytype.scm); Margus Freudenthal; Weiqi Gao; Andrea Girotto; Norman Hard; Gerardo Horvilleur; Yaroslav Kavenchuk; Felix S Klock II; Francois Leygues; Mirko Luedde; Leonardo Valeri Manera; Kjetil S. Matheussen; Alex Mitchell; Edouard Parmelan; Walter C. Pelissero; Stephen L. Peters; François Pinard; Bill Robinson; Dan Stanger (Eaton Vance); Hallvard Traetteberg; Taylor Venable; Alessandro Vernet; Tony White John Whittaker; Robert Yokota.
Kawa includes Free Software originally written for other purposes, but incorporated into Kawa, perhaps with some porting. A partial list:
Marc Feeley wrote SRFI-0 (cond-expand macro).
Dorai Sitaram wrote pregexp.
rationalize algorithm is by Alan Bawden and Marc Feeley.
Lars T Hansen wrote SRFI-11 (let-values, let*-values macros).
Olin Shivers wrote the SRFI-1 list-processing library, and the SRFI-13 reference impementation.
John David Stone wrote SRFI-8 (receive macro)
Jussi Piitulainen wrote the SRFI-25 specification and tests.
Richard Kelsey and Michael Sperber wrote SRFI-34.
Anthony Carrico wrote the SRFI-37 reference implementation.
Panu Kalliokoski wrote the SRFI-69 reference implementation.
Donovan Kolbly wrote the srfi-64 “meta” testsuite. Alex Shinn improved SRFI-64 portability.
Philip L. Bewig wrote the SRFI-41 (streams) specification and reference implementation.
Simon Tatham wrote listsort.
Aubrey Jaffer wrote much of SLIB, some of which has been imported into gnu.kawa.slib.