GNU's Webmasters Past and Present

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Alex Muntada <>
Is the current GNU web translation manager and translation teams coordinator.
Alex Patel
Alex was a volunteer GNU webmaster and a 2014 Summer campaigns intern at the FSF.
Amin Bandali <>
Amin is a free software activist and a volunteer GNU webmaster since early 2016 who wears a few other hats around GNU as well.
Andias T. Wira Alam <>
Andias is a volunteer GNU webmaster and computer science student. He also works at the University as GNU/Linux System Administrator.
Avdesh Kr Singh
Avdesh was a GNU webmaster, originally joining the team in September 2014.
Baishampayan Ghose
Baishampayan is a volunteer GNU Webmaster from India.
Brett Gilio <>
Brett joined the GNU webmastering team in late 2019. In addition to free software advocacy, he also champions functional programming, formal mathematics in software design, as well as hygienic and ethical computing practices..
Cesar J. Alaniz
Cesar is a volunteer GNU webmaster and student.
Christiano Anderson <>
Christiano is a GNU Project webmaster and Free Software Directory maintainer.
Chris M. Simon
Free Software hacker and activist, volunteer GNU webmaster.
Corey Goldberg <cmg_at_gnu_dot_org>
Corey is a GNU Project webmaster and lives in Boston, MA.
David Allen <>
David is a GNU webmaster from the United States, he joined the team December 2015.
David Thompson
David was a Web Developer at the FSF and assisted with Chief Webmaster tasks.
D. E. Evans (aka sinuhe)
Sinuhe is described as brusque by rms, so beware. He is dedicated to free software and served as Chief Webmaster after John Paul.
Derek Chen-Becker <>
Derek was Chief Webmaster before John Sullivan, and is involved in various free software projects.
Dmitri Alenitchev
Dmitri is a GNU webmaster and a free software programmer from Russia.
Edward Alfert <ealfert at rootmode dot com>
Edward has been using GNU software for over nine years. He is giving back to the community by volunteering as a GNU Project webmaster and designing GNU graphics.
Exal de Jesus Garcia Carrillo <>
Exal is a GNU project webmaster, he tries to convince the people around him to use free software and follow the GNU philosophy, he also works with the spanish translation team.
Franco Iacomella <yaco at>
Franco is the argentinian GNU Webmaster, he is also envolved in others areas of the project related with administration, licences and education.
Gaz Collins <schmooster-at-gmail-dot-com >
Gaz is a volunteer GNU webmaster, and GNU/Linux user since around 1997.
Hatem Hossny
Was a GNU webmaster and Arabic translation team co-leader.
Was a GNU Webmaster from 2012 - 2020.
Hicham Yamout <hicham(@)>
Is a Computer & Communications Engineer, and was a GNU webmaster and a member of Arabic translation team.
Hossam Hossny <hossam at gnu dot org>
Was a webmaster, and the maintainer of the mirrors page.
James Taylor <>
Is a GNU Webmaster and comp sci student.
James Turner <>
James is a volunteer GNU webmaster and free software advocate.
John Paul Wallington <>
Is a webmaster, and was chief webmaster after Brett Smith.
Joakim Olsson <>
Joakim (a.k.a. Jocke) is a Swedish webmaster.
John Sullivan
Is the Executive Director of the FSF, a GNU webmaster and was chief webmaster after Derek Chen-Becker until Matt Lee.
Jonas Kölker
Jonas is a volunteer GNU webmaster, hobbyist programmer, GNU/Linux user and computer science student.
Jorge Barrera Grandon <jorge[at]gnu[dot]org>
Jorge is a chilean GNU Project webmaster and works as a GNU/Linux and Windows systems administrator in Norway.
Justin Pence <jlpence_at_gnu_spamsucks_org>
Is a webmaster for the GNU Project.
Leo Jackson
Volunteers on GNU Project WWW, and Ogg Sites listing.
Luiji Maryo
Luiji was a volunteer GNU Webmaster and is a hacker of many a program designed to distract him from actually working. He's also massively paranoid.
Lorenzo L. Ancora
Lorenzo is a full-stack web and desktop developer from Southern Italy. He served as Free Software Directory administrator and GNU webmaster from 2018/2019 to 2021.
Luis F. Araujo <araujo_at_es_gnu_org>
Luis is a GNU Project webmaster; he is also a free software programmer.
Luis M. Arteaga <>
Formerly administered web pages written in other languages apart from English. Also coordinated the translation efforts until he retired in 2003. He volunteers since 1999 and lives currently in Germany. Occasionally gives speeches about free software.
Mark Par <>
Mark is a GNU Project webmaster.
Masayuki Hatta (a.k.a. mhatta) <>
Was the chief GNU translation coordinator, who administers web translation efforts into other languages apart from English, after Luis M. Arteaga. He is one of the GNU webmasters, too.
Matt Lee
Was the Chief Webmaster for the GNU Project from 2005 to 2008, when he took a role at the Free Software Foundation.
Rhea Myers, GNU Chief Webmaster, 2008-2010
Rhea Myers is an artist and programmer who has been involved in free software and free culture for over a decade.
Michael Presley <>
Michael was recruited for webmaster duty by RMS.
Miguel Vázquez Gocobachi <>
GNU webmasters working with XHTML validation for Also he is a member of GNU Spanish Translation Team and he is working in his country (Mexico) promoting the GNU philosophy.
Miquel Puigpelat
Works on the translation into Catalan of the GNU webpages and coordinates the Catalan translation team. He also maintains a personal site about free software and related issues.
Moises Martinez <>
A spanish developer and GNU webmaster.
GNU Webmaster, developer and GNU Malayalam translator.
Neelakanth Nadgir
worked as a webmaster for
Ofer Waldman (a.k.a the duke) <the_duke at>
was a GNU project web translations co-coordinator and backup person with Masayuki Hatta.
Pablo Palazon <ppalazon@gnu .org>
He's student in computer science, and GNU webmaster.
Paul Visscher
Bkuhn recruited paulv to be a GNU and FSF Webmaster. After six months webmastering, Paul took over the position of Chief Webmaster from Jonas Öberg.
Prashant Srinivasan
Is a webmaster for the GNU website, he also does other miscellaneous things around the site :-).
Quentin Pradet <>
Quentin was a GNU webmaster.
Ramprasad B
He is the GNU Emacs w32 FAQ maintainer recruited by RMS, and GNU Project Webmaster from Bangalore, India. You can reach him at <ramprasad at gnu period org>
Ray P. Soucy <>
Ray was a GNU Project webmaster, among other things.
Reed Loden <>
Reed is a volunteer GNU Webmaster, an Associate Member of the FSF, and a programmer of free software.
Richard Stallman
Founded the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation. He also works on the web pages.
Rob Musial <>
Rob is a GNU Webmaster, an Associate Member of the FSF since 2003, and a programmer of free software.
Sam Marx <>
Sam is a GNU Project webmaster.
Shailesh Ghadge
GNU Webmaster
Steve Hoeg
Steve is a GNU Project webmaster and free software developer.
Steven Richards <>
Steven is a GNU Project webmaster and a free software developer from Seattle.
Thorsten Sauter <>
Thorsten is a GNU Project webmaster; he is also a Debian GNU/Linux developer.
Vivek Varghese Cherian <>
Vivek Varghese Cherian, is a mechanical engineer from Cochin, India. He was a GNU project webmaster.
Wacław Jacek <>
Webmastering the GNU since 2010.