I've worked on sendmail for many years, and many employers have been remarkably patient about letting me work on a large project that was not part of my official job. This includes time on the INGRES Project at the University of California at Berkeley, at Britton Lee, and again on the Mammoth and Titan Projects at Berkeley.
Much of the second wave of improvements should be credited to Bryan Costales of ICSI. As he passed me drafts of his book on sendmail I was inspired to start working on things again. Bryan was also available to bounce ideas off of.
Many, many people contributed chunks of code and ideas to sendmail. It has proven to be a group network effort. Version 8 in particular was a group project. The following people made notable contributions:
John Beck, Hewlett-Packard
Keith Bostic, CSRG, University of California, Berkeley Andrew Cheng, Sun Microsystems
Michael J. Corrigan, University of California, San Diego Bryan Costales, International Computer Science Institute Par (Pell) Emanuelsson
Craig Everhart, Transarc Corporation
Tom Ivar Helbekkmo, Norwegian School of Economics
Allan E. Johannesen, WPI
Jonathan Kamens, OpenVision Technologies, Inc.
Takahiro Kanbe, Fuji Xerox Information Systems Co., Ltd. Brian Kantor, University of California, San Diego
Murray S. Kucherawy, HookUp Communication Corp.
Bruce Lilly, Sony U.S.
Motonori Nakamura, Ritsumeikan University & Kyoto University John Gardiner Myers, Carnegie Mellon University
Neil Rickert, Northern Illinois University
Eric Schnoebelen, Convex Computer Corp.
Eric Wassenaar, National Institute for Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Amsterdam Christophe Wolfhugel, Pasteur Institute & Herve Schauer Consultants (Paris)
I apologize for anyone I have omitted, misspelled, misattributed, or otherwise missed. At this point, I suspect
that at least a hundred people have contributed code, and many more have contributed ideas, comments, and encouragement. I've tried to list them in the RELEASE_NOTES in the distribution directory. I appreciate their contribution as well.
Special thanks are reserved for Michael Corrigan and Christophe Wolfhugel, who besides being wonderful guinea pigs and contributors have also consented to be added to the "sendmail@Sendmail.ORG" list and, by answering the bulk of the questions sent to that list, have freed me up to do other work.