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    <p>The Tor Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in
    the United States. The official address of the organization is:
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    The Tor Project<br>
    969 Main Street, Suite 206<br>
    Walpole, MA 02081-2972 USA<br><br>
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    <p>The organization consists of many volunteers and a few employees.
    Please don't contact us individually about Tor topics &mdash; if you
    have a problem or question, please look through the <a href="<page
    about/contact>">contact page</a> for appropriate addresses.</p>

  	<h1>Core Tor People</h1>
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          <dt>Jacob Appelbaum, Advocate, Security Researcher, and Developer</dt>
          <dd>Our main advocate.  Speaks at conferences and gives
          trainings all over the world to get people excited about Tor,
          explain how Tor is used in real world situations, and generally
          explain why anonymity online matters to you.  Original developer
          of ttdnsd, <a href="https://check.torproject.org/">Tor
          check</a>, <a href="https://exitlist.torproject.org/">Tor
          DNSEL</a>, and <a href="https://weather.torproject.org">Tor
          weather</a> site. He is also a Staff Research Scientist at
          the University of Washington Computer Security and Privacy
          Research Lab.</dd>
          <dt>Thomas S. Benjamin, Researcher</dt>
          <dd>Anonymous communications and bridge distribution
          researcher. His other work can be found on his <a
          href="http://cryptocracy.net/">personal website</a></dd>
          <dt>Erinn Clark, Packaging and Build Automation</dt>
          <dd>Erinn is tackling the growing needs for easy to install
          and configure packages on a variety of operating systems.
          Also working on automating the build system and producing
          nightly builds for all operating systems we support. Erinn is
          also doing some advocacy by talking to audiences at FSCONS,
          CodeBits.eu, and various European universites.</dd>
          <dt>Roger Dingledine, Project Leader, Director, Researcher</dt>
          <dd>Original developer of Tor along with Nick Mathewson and Paul
          Syverson. Leading researcher in the anonymous communications
          field.  Frequent speaker at conferences to advocate Tor and
          explain what Tor is and can do. Helps coordinate academic
          researchers.</dd>
          <dt>Nathan Freitas, Mobile phone hacker</dt>
          <dd>The driving force behind <a
          href="https://guardianproject.info">The Guardian
          Project</a> and Tor on the Android platform in the form of
          <a href="<page docs/android>">Orbot</a>. He also works on <a
          href="https://guardianproject.info/apps/orlib/">OrLib</a>:
          an Android library for Tor, and <a
          href="https://guardianproject.info/apps/orweb/">Orweb: A
          privacy-enhanced mobile browser</a>.</dd>
          <dt>Christian Fromme, Developer</dt>
          <dd>Christian works on all things python for Tor.  He enhanced
          and maintains a slew of codebases for us, such as the get-tor
          email auto-responder, check.torproject.org, bridge db, tor
          weather, tor controller, tor flow, etc.</dd>
          <dt>Melissa Gilroy, CFO and Internal Audit</dt>
          <dd>With a strong background in non-profit accounting and
          auditing, Melissa is in charge of Tor's finances, audit
          compliance, and keeping Tor's financial operations moving
          along.</dd>
          <dt>Sebastian Hahn, Developer and Advocate</dt>
          <dd>One of the core contributors to Tor development, Sebastian
          also works on integrating new contributors into the community.
          After being a student in two Google Summer of Code programs in
          a row, he became one of the mentors the following year.
          He also speaks at various conferences about Tor and trains
          activists to safely use Tor.</dd>
          <dt>Robert Hogan, Developer</dt>
          <dd>Developer for the <a
          href="http://tork.sf.net/">TorK</a> Tor controller, a <a
          href="http://code.google.com/p/torora/">privacy-oriented
          Arora fork</a>, the <a
          href="http://code.google.com/p/torsocks/">torsocks
          scripts</a>, and other useful peripheral tools.</dd>
          <dt>Damian Johnson, Developer</dt>
          <dd>Author of <a href="http://atagar.com/arm">arm</a>, a command-line
          application that provides real-time status information for Tor relays
          and <a
          href="https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/stem">Stem</a>,
          a controller library for interacting with Tor.</dd>
          <dt>George Kadianakis, Developer</dt>
          <dd>Developer of pluggable transports and bridge-scanning
          resistance.</dd>
          <dt>Andrew Lewman, Executive Director, Director,
          <a href="<page press/press>">press contact</a></dt>
          <dd>Manages the business operations of The Tor Project, Inc.
          Plays roles of finance, advocacy, project management, strategy,
          press, and general support.</dd>
          <dt>Dr. Karsten Loesing, Metrics Researcher and Developer,
          Project Manager</dt>
          <dd>Primary researcher and developer into
          <a href="https://metrics.torproject.org/">anonymous metrics</a>
          which started as a National Science Foundation grant. Also helps
          coordinate work for our various
          <a href="<wiki>org/sponsors">sponsor projects</a>.</dd>
          <dt>Nick Mathewson, Chief Architect, Researcher, Director</dt>
          <dd>One of the three original designers of Tor; does a lot
          of the ongoing design work. One of the two main developers,
          along with Roger.</dd>
          <dt>Dr. Steven Murdoch, Researcher and Developer</dt>
          <dd>Researcher at the University of Cambridge, currently funded
          by The Tor Project to improve the security, performance,
          and usability of Tor. Creator of the <a href="<page
          projects/torbrowser>">Tor Browser Bundle</a>.
          You can find out more about his work on his <a
          href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sjm217/">professional
          website</a></dd>
          <dt>Linus Nordberg, Advocate, Developer</dt>
          <dd>Swedish advocate for Tor, anonymous
          communications research, and employee at <a
          href="http://nordu.net">NORDUnet</a>. Works on implementing
          IPv6 in Tor.</dd>
          <dt>Peter Palfrader, Sysadmin and Developer</dt>
          <dd>Manages the Debian packages, runs one of the directory
          authorities, runs the website and the wiki, and generally helps
          out a lot.</dd>
          <dt>Mike Perry, Torbutton and Tor Performance Developer</dt>
          <dd>Author of <a
          href="https://svn.torproject.org/svn/torflow/trunk/README">TorFlow</a>,
          a Tor controller that builds paths through the
          Tor network and measures various properties and
          behaviors. Developer and maintainer of <a href="<page
          torbutton/index>">Torbutton</a>.</dd>
          <dt>Robert Ransom, Developer</dt>
          <dd>Bug catcher and immensely helpful on IRC and the
          email lists. Looking into hidden service performance and
          robustness.</dd>
          <dt>Karen Reilly, Development Director</dt>
          <dd>Responsible for fundraising, advocacy, general marketing,
          policy outreach programs for Tor. She is also available to
          speak for audiences about the benefits of online anonymity,
          privacy, and Tor.</dd>
          <dt>Runa A. Sandvik, Developer, Security Researcher, and Translation Coordinator</dt>
          <dd>Maintains the <a
          href="http://www.transifex.net/projects/p/torproject/">Tor
          Translation Portal</a> and the translations for a number of
          projects (such as Vidalia, Torbutton and the website). She
	  also generally helps out with the <a
          href="<wiki>doc/Torouter">Torouter
          project</a>, bridge distribution through instant messaging,
          and other projects.</dd>
          <dt>Dr. Paul Syverson, Researcher</dt>
          <dd>Inventor of <a href="http://www.onion-router.net/">Onion
          Routing</a>, original designer of Tor along with Roger and
          Nick, and project leader for original design, development,
          and deployment of Tor. Currently helps out with research
          and design.</dd>
          <dt>Jeremy Todaro, Illustration &amp; Design</dt>
          <dd>Works on the artwork and design for various projects,
          annual reports, and brochures. His other work can be found at
          <a href="http://jmtodaro.com/">http://jmtodaro.com/</a>.</dd>
          <dt>Tomás Touceda, Vidalia Developer</dt>
          <dd>Maintenance and new development for Vidalia.</dd>

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