Contributors and Authorship

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information Many Kicksecure ™ contributors are or have been Whonix ™ Contributors.

Current Contributors[edit]

Table: Current Kicksecure ™ Contributors [1]

Name Role
Patrick Schleizer
  • Kicksecure ™ founder and lead developer.
  • Kicksecure ™ KVM contributor, miscellaneous.
  • Research.
  • Kicksecure ™ social media administrator.
Jason Ayala
  • Creative consultant.
  • Usability testing and feedback.
  • English language fixes.
  • Forum activity.
  • IRC User Support.
  • Testing.
  • Kicksecure ™ wiki screenshots and Libre illustrations.
  • Kicksecure ™ social media administrator.
Devitra or Lilias_sorcha
  • Wiki editor and research.
  • Wiki documentation audit.
  • Kernel hardening. [3]
  • AppArmor improvements. [4]
  • Numerous, miscellaneous security commits. [5]
Sirus Shahini
  • tirdad (Tirdad kernel module for random ISN generation)
  • Security consultant.
  • Host operating system installer, ISO live boot. (Whonix-Host)

For the full list of Kicksecure ™ components and the respective contributor, see here. [6]

Past Contributors[edit]

Kicksecure ™ would not exist in its current form without the significant efforts of numerous contributors from the community. Gratitude is expressed to all past contributors, big or small.

Table: Previous Kicksecure ™ Contributors [7]

Name Contributions
  • TorBOX wiki editor.
  • English language fixes.
  • python leaktest script creation.
  • Contact: smarm [at] hushmail dot com.
Cypherpunks / Anonymous
  • TorBOX build shell script creation.
  • Initial TorBOX binary releases. [8]
  • Rewrote the TorBOX guide for VirtualBox, instead of VMware. [9]
  • Improved the iptables firewall configuration and added a hardening section. [10]
  • Previous forum moderator at the legacy sourceforge Kicksecure ™ forum.
  • Contributed a phone number so the Google+ and Youtube Kicksecure ™ accounts could be created.
  • Documentation feedback.
  • Tested Kicksecure ™ images.
  • Feedback on Kicksecure ™ source code and change commits.
  • Reviewed Kicksecure ™ build documentation.
  • Tested building Kicksecure ™ from source code.
  • Helped integrate TorChat into Kicksecure ™.
  • Reviewed matters concerning public relations.
  • Documentation feedback.
  • Created the original TorBOX logo.
Cuan Knaggs
  • Created the Kicksecure ™ stream isolation graphic.
  • Contact: revolver print media for graphical web design, web development, cms and e-commerce.
  • First Whonix ™ integration into Qubes.
  • IRC User Support.
  • Testing.
  • Forum user support and forum moderator.
Inga Bemman
  • GI Engineer, contributor

Project Statements[edit]

The personal opinions of moderators or contributors to the Kicksecure ™ project do not represent the project as a whole.


  1. Contributors are listed in rough chronological order.
  5. Including systemd sandboxing, blacklisting of uncommon network protocols, restricting hardware information to root, and more restrictive Kicksecure ™ file permissions.
  6. Interested readers can also refer to a previous forum discussion about Kicksecure ™ contributors.
  7. Contributors are listed in rough chronological order. Please add your name / handle and contribution(s) here if they have not already been listed.
  8. February 2012; TorBOX was a forerunner to Kicksecure ™.
  9. February 2012.
  10. February 2012.
  11. Past role: Wiki translations coordinator.
  12. Forerunner to Anon Connection Wizard.
  13. See Comments to use Qubes onion repository.
  14. See Kicksecure ™ for arm64.

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