Appendix A History and Acknowledgments

EWW was originally written by Lars Ingebrigtsen, known for his work on Gnus. He started writing an Emacs HTML rendering library, shr.el, to read blogs in Gnus. He eventually added a web browser front end and HTML form support. Which resulted in EWW, the Emacs Web Wowser. EWW was announced on 16 June 2013:

EWW was then moved from the Gnus repository to GNU Emacs and several developers started contributing to it as well.