Author of CTAN's redirector

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed May 1 23:36:14 CEST 2019

Petra Ruebe-Pugliese wrote:

>   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
>   indirectly.)
>   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.)
>   So:
>   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.

Thank you Petra — very much appreciated.
Philip Taylor

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