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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" | '''Lukáš Lalinský''' [ MB: [[Editor:lukz|luks]] | IRC: luks | Wiki: [[User:LukasLalinsky|LukasLalinsky]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/lukz/ lukz] ]
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Lukáš is the current maintainer of [[MusicBrainz Picard]]. Since 2007 he has started some serious work on the [[MusicBrainz Server]], [[libtunepimp]] and [[libmusicbrainz]]. [[User:LukasLalinsky/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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Ian is Hired MusicBrainz Developer #3. He develops stuff.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" | '''Dave Evans''' [ MB: [[Editor:djce|djce]] | IRC: djce | Wiki: [[User:DaveEvans|DaveEvans]] | [http://djce.org.uk/ Home] ]
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Dave is the primary maintainer of the various MusicBrainz servers ([http://musicbrainz.org/mrtg/ stats]) and makes sure that they run smoothly. Since Q4/2005, he stepped down from the position of the server main developer, but continues to make major contributions to the MusicBrainz service. [[User:DaveEvans/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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Michael is the newest addition to the MusicBrainz development team. He develops stuff.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" | '''Aurélien Mino''' [ MB: [[Editor:murdos|murdos]] | IRC: murdos | Wiki: [[User:murdos|murdos]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/murdos/ murdos] ]  
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| Besides being one of our top editors, Aurélien is also working on the [[MusicBrainz Server]] and is the co-maintainer of the search server. In addition to numerous small fixes and improvements, he has notably added the following features: [[Rating System|Ratings]], ''Subscriptions to editors''.
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|   Nikki is in charge of breaking the new code before the users do, and making sure the members of the [[Style Council]] don’t kill each other over how to capitalize Klingon. She spends the rest of her time adding cities, fixing URLs, buying Japanese CDs and looking at kittens.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width=100%" |  '''Oliver Charles''' [ MB: [[Editor:acid2|acid2]] | IRC: ocharles | Wiki: [[User:OliverCharles|OliverCharles]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/acid2/ acid2] ]
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |  '''Nicolás Tamargo''' [ MB: [[Editor:reosarevok|reosarevok]] | IRC: reosarevok | Wiki: [[User:Reosarevok|reosarevok]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/reosarevok/ reosarevok] ]  
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|  Oliver was first introduced to MusicBrainz development through the 2008 Google [http://code.google.com/soc Summer of Code] project. Taking on the ambitious work of rewriting the [[MusicBrainz Server]] to use Catalyst and Template Toolkit, along with various other newer technologies, Oliver was hired by Rob in October to continue his work.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |  '''Kuno Woudt''' [ MB: [[Editor:kuno|kuno]] | IRC: warp | Wiki: [[User:Kuno|kuno]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/warp/ warp] ]  
 
 
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| Kuno is the second developer that Rob hired to make MusicBrainz work. So developing he does!
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Nicolás is a [[Style Council|Style Leader]], Wiki Warden, support mail guy and occasional small-scale developer. When he's not working for MusicBrainz, he can be found editing MusicBrainz or voting in MusicBrainz.
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |  '''Nikki''' [ MB: [[Editor:nikki|nikki]] | IRC: nikki | Wiki: [[User:Nikki|Nikki]] ]
 
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|  Nikki is in charge of making sure the members of the [[Style Council]] don’t kill each other over how to capitalize Klingon and helping the discussions advance. She spends the rest of her time finding bugs, fixing URLs, buying Japanese CDs and looking at kittens.
 
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |   '''Nicolás Tamargo''' [ MB: [[Editor:reosarevok|reosarevok]] | IRC: reosarevok | Wiki: [[User:Reosarevok|reosarevok]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/reosarevok/ reosarevok] ]  
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" | '''Lukáš Lalinský''' [ MB: [[Editor:lukz|luks]] | IRC: luks | Wiki: [[User:LukasLalinsky|LukasLalinsky]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/lukz/ lukz] ]  
 
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Nicolás is a [[Style Council|Style Leader]] and the Wiki Warden: he tries to make sure the users don't kill each other, the documentation is updated and the wiki is all clean and nice. He also spends way too much time trying to fix everything, because ''something is WRONG in the internet!''
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Lukáš is one of the heads of [[MusicBrainz Picard]]. He has also contributed heavily to the MusicBrainz code, and develops [http://acoustid.org/ AcoustID], the open fingerprinting method used by MusicBrainz.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |  '''Pavan Chander''' [ MB: [[Editor:navap|navap]] | IRC: navap | Wiki: [[User:PavanChander|PavanChander]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/pchander/ pchander] ]
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |  '''Rachel Evans''' [ MB: [[Editor:djce|djce]] | IRC: rvedotrc | [http://djce.org.uk/ Home] ]  
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|  Pavan wanders around nitpicking and tweaking everything he sees.
 
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==Former community members==
 
 
 
The following users have contributed significantly to MusicBrainz and are worthy of honorable mention.
 
 
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |  '''Stefan Kestenholz''' [ MB: [[Editor:keschte|keschte]] | IRC: keschte | Wiki: [[User:Keschte|Keschte]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/g0llum/ g0llum] | [http://muerggu.ch Web] ]  
 
 
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Stefan Kestenholz (Keschte, or ''g0llum before 05/2006''), was one of the major [[MusicBrainz Contributor|contributors]] to the [[MusicBrainz Server]], and found his way from improving the JavaScript parts of the server (He is the one responsible for the [[Guess Case|guess case]] script and the edit suite), to creating new features of the '''mb_server'''. [[User:Keschte/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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Rachel used to be the primary maintainer of the various MusicBrainz servers ([http://musicbrainz.org/mrtg/ stats]). She can be found lurking on the IRC channels, and despite having stepped down ages ago, she's still the go-to person when things are seriously messed up.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" | '''Matthias Friedrich''' [ MB: [[Editor:matt|matt]] | IRC: yalaforge | Wiki: [[User:MatthiasFriedrich|MatthiasFriedrich]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/yalaforge/ yalaforge] ]  
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Matthias Friedrich has worked on several of the MusicBrainz subprojects. His latest contributions include the design of the new REST‐based [[XML Web Service|web service]] (which rendered his position as the local RDF and Semantic Web guru obsolete) as well as the official python client library, [[python-musicbrainz2]]. [[User:MatthiasFriedrich/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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Oliver was the first developer hired by MusicBrainz, after a successful Summer of Code project in 2008. He played a large part in the development of the Next Generation Schema. Oliver will be leaving MusicBrainz at the end of 2013.
 
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" | '''Cristov Russell''' [ MB: [[Editor:wolfsong|wolfsong]] | IRC: wolfsong | Wiki: [[User:WolfSong|WolfSong]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/wolfsong wolfsong] ]
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! style="text-align:left" width="100%" |   '''Kuno Woudt''' [ MB: [[Editor:kuno|kuno]] | IRC: warp | Wiki: [[User:Kuno|kuno]] | Last.fm: [http://www.last.fm/user/warp/ warp] ]  
 
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| Cristov, besides being the first official [[WikiDocs]] [[Transclusion Editor|transclusion editor]], had a particular interest in Advanced Relationships issues; and was frequently found participating in extensive discussions on the mailing lists to form guidelines in these areas. [[User:WolfSong/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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| Kuno was the second developer that Rob hired to make MusicBrainz work. While he's no longer in the payroll, he sticks around giving a hand when he has some free time from all his real-working and videogame-playing.
 
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Christoph, better known to brainzers as [[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]], was MusicBrainz’ resident expert on social issues and organizational development. He has contributed a lot of work to the [[MusicBrainz Wiki]], and to the [[WikiDocs]] project. He was also the secretary of the [[Style Council]]. [[User:DonRedman/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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Alex organized the MusicBrainz [[Style Council|style council]], responsible for editing the [[Style|style guidelines]] used by editors when entering and updating the data in MusicBrainz. He also led an effort to correct the many foreign language entries that were [[Misencoding FAQ|misencoded]]. [[User:Dupuy/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
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Besides being one of our top editors, Aurélien is also working on the [[MusicBrainz Server]] and is the co-maintainer of the search server. In addition to numerous small fixes and improvements, he has notably added the following features: [[Rating System|Ratings]], ''Subscriptions to editors''.
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|  Neil was our first [[Style Dude|style dude]], who was instrumental in setting up and evolving our style guidelines.
 
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|  Tarragon was our second [[Style Dude|style dude]], helping to develop and extend the official [[Style Guideline|style guideline]]s, and worked with [[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]] to migrate the guidelines to the MusicBrainz Wiki. [[User:TarragonAllen/OfficialBio|Read more]]…
 
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|  John was the person responsible for maintaining our [[Mailing List|MailingList]]s. John’s first contribution towards [[MusicBrainz Development]] was the migration of the Wiki content to MoinMoin (which has now been further migrated to MediaWiki).
 
 
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The following are short biographies of the people responsible for creating, maintaining, and developing MusicBrainz, as well as certain members of the community worthy of honorable mention.

There are developers who write the software for the web site and client applications, system administrators who keep the servers running, style editors who edit the style guidelines, and last—but definitely not least—all the users who add to and improve the accuracy of the data itself, and it is their combined efforts that have helped make MusicBrainz into what it is today.

Current MusicBrainz Developers and Minions

rob 75.jpg Robert Kaye [ MB: rob | IRC: ruaok | Wiki: RobertKaye | Home | Blog | Wishlist ]
Robert Kaye has made MusicBrainz his career and passion for the past 10 years. As the founder of MusicBrainz as well as the Executive Director of the MetaBrainz Foundation, Rob spends his time working tirelessly on improving the digital audio experience. Read more


Musicbrainz logo.png Ian McEwen [ MB: ianmcorvidae | IRC: ianmcorvidae
Ian is Hired MusicBrainz Developer #3. He develops stuff.


Musicbrainz logo.png Michael Wiencek [ MB: bitmap | IRC: bitmap
Michael is the newest addition to the MusicBrainz development team. He develops stuff.


Musicbrainz logo.png Nikki [ MB: nikki | IRC: nikki | Wiki: Nikki ]
Nikki is in charge of breaking the new code before the users do, and making sure the members of the Style Council don’t kill each other over how to capitalize Klingon. She spends the rest of her time adding cities, fixing URLs, buying Japanese CDs and looking at kittens.


51010.jpg Nicolás Tamargo [ MB: reosarevok | IRC: reosarevok | Wiki: reosarevok | Last.fm: reosarevok ]
Nicolás is a Style Leader, Wiki Warden, support mail guy and occasional small-scale developer. When he's not working for MusicBrainz, he can be found editing MusicBrainz or voting in MusicBrainz.


Musicbrainz logo.png Paul Taylor [ MB: ijabz | IRC: ijabz | Wiki: Ijabz ]
Paul developed the Jaikoz tagger, and he is also MusicBrainz’s search dude.


luks 75.jpg Lukáš Lalinský [ MB: luks | IRC: luks | Wiki: LukasLalinsky | Last.fm: lukz ]
Lukáš is one of the heads of MusicBrainz Picard. He has also contributed heavily to the MusicBrainz code, and develops AcoustID, the open fingerprinting method used by MusicBrainz.


dave 75.jpg Rachel Evans [ MB: djce | IRC: rvedotrc | Home ]
Rachel used to be the primary maintainer of the various MusicBrainz servers (stats). She can be found lurking on the IRC channels, and despite having stepped down ages ago, she's still the go-to person when things are seriously messed up.


5935 264110175594 644300594 8483384 4686060 n.jpg Oliver Charles [ MB: acid2 | IRC: ocharles | Wiki: OliverCharles | Last.fm: acid2 ]
Oliver was the first developer hired by MusicBrainz, after a successful Summer of Code project in 2008. He played a large part in the development of the Next Generation Schema. Oliver will be leaving MusicBrainz at the end of 2013.


kuno 75.jpg Kuno Woudt [ MB: kuno | IRC: warp | Wiki: kuno | Last.fm: warp ]
Kuno was the second developer that Rob hired to make MusicBrainz work. While he's no longer in the payroll, he sticks around giving a hand when he has some free time from all his real-working and videogame-playing.


navap.jpg Pavan Chander [ MB: navap | IRC: navap | Wiki: PavanChander | Last.fm: pchander ]
Pavan wanders around nitpicking and tweaking everything he sees.


Musicbrainz logo.png Aurélien Mino [ MB: murdos | IRC: murdos | Wiki: murdos | Last.fm: murdos ]
Besides being one of our top editors, Aurélien is also working on the MusicBrainz Server and is the co-maintainer of the search server. In addition to numerous small fixes and improvements, he has notably added the following features: Ratings, Subscriptions to editors.