Author of CTAN's redirector (was: Apple/Safari being picky about redirects for CTAN mirrors)
petra at ctan.org
Wed May 1 16:20:14 CEST 2019
On Wed 01 May 2019 at 13:35:14 +0000 Taylor, P <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Petra Ruebe-Pugliese wrote:
> CTAN's mirror redirector software was written ages ago, by an
> author who is now long dead.
> I don't know who that author was, but given that almost the entire TeX community benefits from his/her work, I would personally prefer that the above be expressed as "... was written long ago by XXX YYY who is sadly no longer with us but to whom we owe a very great debt of gratitude".
You are of course right. Sorry if I expressed myself badly,
but English is not my mother tongue.
And I'm afraid I had truly forgotten the name. (I was not
on the CTAN team at the time and only learned the story
I have now looked it up: The author of the CTAN redirector
was Randy Kobes, who died in September 2010. (At least that
is the information I found in the depths of my Computer.)
CTAN's mirror redirector software was written long ago by Randy
Kobes who is sadly no longer with us but to whom we owe a very
great debt of gratitude.
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