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==Main developers==
==Main developers==

Revision as of 12:42, 18 August 2008

Template:About Moodle

Overall guidance

Martin Dougiamas is the founder and manager for the whole Moodle project. Since 2005 there is a team of people employed over at Moodle HQ in Perth, Australia helping him keep on top of things (or at least within sight of the top!).

The Moodle software package is Copyright © 1999 onwards, Martin Dougiamas under the GNU GPL.

It can be cited as follows:

 Moodle, version 1.9 (2007) http://moodle.org (accessed 2007)

Key Moodle Roles

Main developers

Endless thanks from all of us goes to those who have contributed substantial and ongoing amounts of time to writing Moodle code and helping it grow. These are people who "get" what developing Moodle is all about and without whom Moodle would be a far lesser thing:

Eloy Lafuente (stronk7), Ray Kingdon, Williams Castillo, Petri Asikainen, Henrik Kaipe, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz, Gustav Delius, Thomas Robb, Janne Mikkonen, Jon Papaioannou (pj), Scott Elliott, Shane Elliott, Roberto Pinna (Bobo), Mike Churchward, Petr Škoda (skodak), Penny Leach, Martin Langhoff, Urs Hunkler, Michael Penney, Yu Zhang, Helen Foster, Tim Hunt, Sam Marshall, Jamie Pratt, Nicolas Connault


One of Moodle's strengths is the number of translations it has. Each translation takes many hours of work, as there are over 1000 phrases to translate (plus hundreds of help files!) Many of the languages have more than one contributor, sometimes working together and sometimes working serially.

Translation credits lists all these wonderful people.

The Translation Coordinator is Koen Roggemans translation AT moodle DOT org.


Themes give Moodle sites some colour and life. Here are all the themes carried as part of the Moodle 1.5 distribution, along with their authors:

  • standard by Martin Dougiamas
  • orangewhite and orangewhitepda by Urs Hunkler unodo
  • oceanblue by Mitsuhiro Yoshida http://mitstek.com
  • cornflower by Thomas Murdock http://sand-paper.org
  • formal_white by Andrea Bicciolo
  • metal by A. Chavan (updated for Moodle 1.5 by Martin Dougiamas)
  • wood by Eloy Lafuente

Urs Hunkler is our Themes Manager, providing support and development.

Supporting Organisations

  • Open University, UK - contributed to Roles, accessibility in 1.8, Quiz (ongoing) and many smaller things.
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Italy (especially Daniele Cordella) - contributed to accessibility compliance to W3C guidelines and Italian law.
  • Microsoft, US - contributed to development of XMLDB.
  • Google, US (Summer of Code) - contributed to development of Admin interface, AJAX editing and Database activity presets
  • Open Polytechnic, NZ (esp Richard Wyles) - for contributions to Moodle Network, Stats, PostgreSQL support, and many other things

(this list is not complete yet)

Other contributors and developers

Many other people have contributed (and are still contributing) with constructive discussions, support, testing and various chunks of code and documentation - see Community credits. The list is long and always changing, but some names from the beginning of the project include (in the order they were added):

Peter C. Taylor, Art Lader, Matt Hope, Tom Murdock, Sébastien Namèche, James Miller, Dustin Rue, Holger Schadeck, Giovanni Tummarello, John Windmueller, Sean Keogh, Mitsuhiro Yoshida, Greg Barnett, Mark Kimes, Mary Hunter, Russell Jungwirth, Przemyslaw Stencel, John "Captain" Eyre, Paula Edmiston, Howard Miller, Claudio Tavares, P. Timothy Ervin, Bob Calder, Ursula Raab, David Delgado, Mad Alex, Gaëtan Frenoy, Bernard Boucher, Bryan Williams, Rob Butner, Koen Roggemans, David Scotson, Torsten Anderson, Eamon Costello, Hannes Gassert, Andrew Walker, Antonio Vicent, Ethem Evlice, Chardelle Busch, Miles Berry, Steve Hyndman, Julian Ridden, Ray Lawrence, Jeffery Watkins, Teemu Sumi, Tony Hursh, Andrea Bicciolo, Ralf Hilgenstock, Stuart Mealor, Dan Stowell, Iñaki Arenaza, Bill Burgos, Jonathon Moore, Daryl Hawes, Richard Wyles

Sorry if we've forgotten to include your name here - the Moodle community is large and active so this list is difficult to maintain! Please make your suggestions on the Community credits page comments.

Thanks also to everyone of you who have

Moodle libraries

Some of Moodle's libraries were written by other people, and are being redistributed as part of Moodle under their respective open source licenses that thankfully allow us to do so. My thanks go out to the authors of all these excellent products - without them Moodle would be missing important functionality. Copyright information for each package is included below:

ADOdb - lib/adodb

Database abstraction library for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Oracle, Interbase, Foxpro, Access, ADO, Sybase, DB2 and ODBC.

Version: 4.93

Copyright © 2000-2006 John Lim (jlim AT natsoft DOT com DOT my)

License: Dual LGPL and BSD-style

URL: http://adodb.sourceforge.net

EvalMath - lib/evalmath

Class to safely evaluate math expressions

Copyright Miles Kaufmann

License: BSD

URL: http://www.twmagic.com/

FPDF Class - lib/fpdf

Class to generate PDF files

Version: 1.53

Copyright Olivier PLATHEY

License: Freeware

GeoIP - lib/geoip

Library for precessing of GeoIP data files

Version: 1.6

Copyright MaxMind

License: LGPL

URL: http://www.maxmind.com/app/php

Graph Class - lib/graphlib.php

Class to draw line, point, bar, and area graphs, including numeric x-axis and double y-axis.

Version: 1.6.3 (with modifications)

Copyright © 2000 Herman Veluwenkamp (hermanV AT mindless DOT com)

License: LGPL

html2text - lib/html2text.php

PHP script to convert HTML into an approximate text equivalent

Version: 1.0 (with modifications)

Copyright © 2002 Mark Wilton-Jones

License: HowToCreate script license with written permission

URL: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/php/

htmlArea - lib/editor

Javascript/HTML script to put a GUI editor in textareas on Internet Explorer and Mozilla

Version: 3.0 beta (with modifications)

Copyright © 2002 interactivetools.com, inc.

License: htmlArea License (based on BSD license)

IP-Atlas - lib/ipatlas

PHP scripts to show the location of an IP address on a map.

Version: 1.0 (with modifications)

Copyright © 2002 Ivan Kozik

License: GNU GPL

URL: http://www.xpenguin.com/ip-atlas.php

Services_JSON - lib/json Allows PHP->JS communication via JSON

Version: 1.3.1

Copyright © 2005 Michal Migurski

License: Modified BSD (GPL-compatible)

URL: http://pear.php.net/pepr/pepr-proposal-show.php?id=198

kses - lib/kses.php

HTML/XHTML filter that only allows some elements and attributes

Version: 0.2.2

Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2005 Ulf Harnhammar

License: GNU GPL

URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/kses

mimeTeX - filter/tex

Compiled C program to convert TeX into GIFs

Version: 1.4

Copyright © 2002-2004 John Forkosh Associates, Inc

License: GNU GPL

URL: http://www.forkosh.com/mimetex.html

URL: http://moodle.org/download/mimetex

mp3player - lib/mp3player

Flash movie to play streaming MP3s

Copyright © 2005 Andrew Walker

License: GNU GPL

overlibmws - lib/overlib.js

Javascript library to enable DHTML popups, floating windows, events etc

Version: July 2004

Copyright © 2002-2004 Foteos Macrides

Copyright © 1998-2004 Erik Bosrup

License: Artistic Open Source License

URL: http://www.macridesweb.com/oltest/

PclZip - lib/pclzip

Class to create, manage and unpack zip files.

Version: 2.4 RC1

Copyright © 2004 Vincent Blavet (vincent AT phpconcept DOT net)

License: GNU GPL

URL: http://www.phpconcept.net

PEAR OLE Classes - lib/pear

Class to write Excel files

Version: 0.5

Copyright © 2004 Xavier Noguer

License: PHP (plus special exemption for Moodle to make it compatible)

URL: http://pear.php.net/package/OLE

PEAR Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer - lib/pear

Class to write Excel files

Version: 0.9.1

Copyright © 2004 Xavier Noguer and Mika Tuupola

License: LGPL

URL: http://pear.php.net/package/Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer

PEAR HTML_Quickform - lib/pear

Class to write forms

Version: 3.2.6

Copyright © 2004 Bertrand Mansion, Adam Daniel, Alexey Borzov

License: PHP (plus special exemption for Moodle to make it compatible)

URL: http://pear.php.net/package/HTML_Quickform

PEAR HTML_Quickform_Renderer_Tableless - lib/pear

Class to render forms without tables

Version: 0.3.4

Copyright © 2005 Mark Wiesemann

License: PHP (plus special exemption for Moodle to make it compatible)

URL: http://pear.php.net/package/HTML_Quickform_Renderer_Tableless

PEAR HTML_QuickForm_DHTMLRulesTableless - lib/pear

Class to render validation notices with dhtml

Version: 0.1.2

Copyright © 2005 Alexey Borzov, Adam Daniel, Bertrand Mansion, Justin Patrin, Mark Wiesemann

License: PHP (plus special exemption for Moodle to make it compatible)

URL: http://pear.php.net/package/HTML_QuickForm_DHTMLRulesTableless

PEAR HTML_Common - lib/pear

Class with many common HTML functions (used by HTML Quickform)

Version: 0.3.4

Copyright © 2004 Adam Daniel, Bertrand Mansion, Klaus Guenther, Alexey Borzov

License: PHP (plus special exemption for Moodle to make it compatible)

URL: http://pear.php.net/package/HTML_Common

PHP mailer - lib/class.phpmailer.php

Class for sending email using either sendmail, PHP mail(), or SMTP. Methods are based upon the standard AspEmail(tm) classes.

Version 1.73

Copyright © 2003 Brent R. Matzelle (bmatzelle AT yahoo DOT com) License: LGPL

URL: http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net

PHP Markdown - lib/markdown.php

Functions to convert from the Markdown text format into clean XHTML.

Version: 1.0b9 (with modifications)

Copyright © 2003-2004 , John Gruber

Copyright © 2004 , Michel Fortin

License: LGPL

URL: http://www.michelf.com/projects/php-markdown/

Snoopy - lib/snoopy

A PHP net client

Version: 1.0

Copyright © 1999-2000 Monte Ohrt (monte AT ispi DOT net) License: GNU LGPL

URL: http://snoopy.sourceforge.com

SMTP class - lib/class.smtp.php

Class that can be used to connect and communicate with any SMTP server. It implements all the SMTP functions defined in RFC821 except TURN.

Version: 03/26/2001

Copyright © 2001 Chris Ryan (chris AT greatbridge DOT com)

Typo3 Character Set Class - lib/typo3

Class for conversion between charsets and multibyte-savy operations with strings.

CVS version: 1.54

Copyright © 2003-2005 Kasper Skaarhoj

Licence: GNU GPL

URL: http://typo3.org/

Yahoo User Interface - lib/yui

The Yahoo! User Interface Library is a set of utilities and controls, in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library also includes several core CSS resources.Set of user-interface components using AJAX, DHTML etc. We use it for all our AJAX-related stuff.

CVS version: 2.3.0

Copyright (c) 2006, Yahoo! Inc.

Licence: BSD

URL: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/