Gentoo developer side-projects

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Gentoo is a broad project with large ambitions. There are many developers past and present in Gentoo. The majority of them have highly specialized interests. The purpose of this article is to list some of Gentoo developers' side projects (the stuff they work on outside of Gentoo or in their spare time).

Think of it as a 'one-stop-shop' to view some of the talent in the Gentoo developer community.

Gentoo community: if you'd like to add facts about your favorite developer this is the place to do it!

Side project list

A list of our official developers, as defined in our LDAP system, can be found on the main Gentoo website (AKA www.g.o). Not all of them are currently active. Check their away status by visiting the Unavailable developers page.

Developer Side-project(s)
Anthony G. Basile (blueness)
  • Created Bluedragon, a Gentoo-based, hardened musl XFCE sub-distribution.
  • Created Lilblue, a Gentoo-based, hardened uClibc XFCE sub-distribution.

Greg Kroah-Hartman (gregkh)
  • Spends 100% of his time maintaining several subsystems on the vanilla Linux Kernel.

Jason A. Donenfeld (zx2c4)
  • Created WireGuard which is included upstream kernel source code since Linux kernel version 5.6.
  • Created cgit: a web front-end to the git revision control system.
  • Created pass: a command-line password manager that uses GPG encryption for passwords.
  • Created ctmg: an encrypted container manager for Linux using cryptsetup and various standard file system utilities.

Matthew Marchese (maffblaster)
  • Runs an organization called Digital Survival.
  • Working (very slowly) on an installer for Gentoo.

Patrice Clement (monsieurp)
  • Created libzilla, a pythonic command-line interface for the Bugzilla API.

Sven Vermeulen (SwifT)
  • Wrote Linux Sea ebook (code).
  • Hosts his website.
  • Wrote and maintains cvechecker — a small utility that provides reports on potentially vulnerable software..

Michał Górny (mgorny)

See also