Port's author

Robin Schoonover end at endif.cjb.net
Tue Aug 17 05:30:25 PDT 2004

On Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:55:13 +0200, Alain Buret wrote:
> Hi there,
> I would like to know who "invented" the BSD port, or who is the person 
> that maintain it. Information is requested for maybe inviting him/her at 
> FOSDEM 2005.

On the top of /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk:
#       bsd.port.mk - 940820 Jordan K. Hubbard.

So my guess is Jordan Hubbard first created it.

For the most part I don't think one person maintains ports itself as
such.  Those who -are- in charge of maintaining it are portmgr:
Satoshi Asami, Kris Kennaway, Maxim Sobolev, Steve Price, Will Andrews,
Akinori MUSHA, Mario Sergio Fujikawa Ferreira, Joe Marcus Clarke

The ports themselves also have a seperate maintainer who maintains
that specific port (I maintain one such port).  Often times a port is
not really maintained by anyone, so it is labeled as maintained by
ports at .  Anyone can volunteer patches for those ports.

Robin Schoonover (aka End)
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