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Acknowledgements / Credits


Thanks to various people for contributions and/or work.

At this place I want to thank a lot of people very much for their help, source code, suggestions and other contributions (in no particular order).


Info  Donation Acknowledgements

Developing high-quality applications takes much time and resources. Donations make it possible to keep up the current development standard. Therefore, thanks a lot to all who donated to the project.

More information about donations and a list of people who donated can be found here: KeePass Donations.


Info  Source Code Acknowledgements

KeePass uses some classes and libraries written by different people and given away for free. Here I want to thank them for writing these classes and libraries.

Author Class / Library
Szymon Stefanek C++ implementation of the AES/Rijndael encryption algorithm.
Niels Ferguson C implementation of the Twofish encryption algorithm.
Brian Gladman C implementation of the SHA-2 (256/384/512) hashing algorithms.
Alvaro Mendez MFC class for validating edit controls (CAMSEdit).
Brent Corkum MFC class for XP-style menu (BCMenu).
Davide Calabro MFC class for buttons with icons (CButtonST).
Zorglab, Chris Maunder, Alexander Bischofberger, James White, Descartes Systems Sciences Inc. MFC class for color pickers (CColourPickerXP).
Matt Weagle MFC class for gradient progress controls (CGradientProgressCtrl).
Peter Mares MFC class for window side banners (CKCSideBannerWnd).
Chris Maunder MFC class for system tray icons (CSystemTray).
Hans Dietrich, Chris Maunder MFC class for hyperlinks in dialogs (XHyperLink).
Lallous Class for sending simulated keystrokes to other applications (CSendKeys).
PJ Naughter MFC classes for checking for single instance (CSingleInstance) and version information (CVersionInfo).
Bill Rubin Command line C++ classes.
Boost Developers Boost C++ libraries.
Bouncy Castle Developers Class for computing SHA-256 hashes (Bouncy Castle).
Mike Krueger, John Reilly Library to handle GZip files (SharpZipLib).

Author Resource
Mark Burnett List of 10000 Top Passwords, which KeePass uses in its password quality estimation algorithm.


Info  Icon Acknowledgements

Thanks a lot to Christopher Bolin for creating the main KeePass icon (see top left on this page) and its variations.

Thanks to David Vignoni for creating the nice 'Nuvola' icon theme. Most of the icons used in KeePass and on its website are icons of this theme. You can find the original images on the website of the author, and the license below.


Info  Translation Acknowledgements

Thanks a lot to all people who created translations for KeePass.


Info  Plugin Acknowledgements

Many thanks to all people who wrote plugins for KeePass. Without you, KeePass would be a lot less powerful and useful!


Info  Tools Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jordan Russell for creating Inno Setup. This tool is used to create the KeePass installation program.

Thanks to Dimitri van Heesch for the Doxygen utility, which is used to compile the source code documentation.


Info  Hosting/Distribution Acknowledgements


SourceForge Thanks to SourceForge.net for hosting the KeePass downloads / translations / plugins and for providing the project support platform (forums, feature requests / bug trackers, ...) for free.
domain)FACTORY Thanks to domain)FACTORY for hosting the KeePass website.
Datensysteme Lenk Thanks to datensysteme-lenk for hosting the German KeePass support forum in the past.


Info  Suggestions and Forum Support Acknowledgements

Thanks to all the people answering questions of others in the KeePass forums! A product is only as good as its support is, and I alone could never provide such an excellent individual help platform.

A few persons should be mentioned here, because of an extraordinary amount of suggestions (features, bug reports, ...) and helping others in the forums: Paul Tannard, Wellread1 and Michael Scheer.


Info  Special Acknowledgements

Thanks to Daniel Turini for suggesting "KeePass" as the name of the project.

An especially big thanks to Bill Rubin. He not only contributed a lot of source code to KeePass, he also had an enormous amount of feature and improvement suggestions, helped people in the KeePass forums, and wrote a KeePass plugin for backing up databases. He's also the reason why many of the sections in the KeePass Help are very precise, helpful, clear and easy to understand. In our countless hours long IM chats, we not only discussed much about the design of KeePass, Bill also told me a lot about C++ and other stuff. Thanks!


Info  Licenses of Components/Resources/etc.

Nuvola Icon Theme

Usage of the icons is allowed under the terms of the LGPL license (which you can find here: GNU Lesser General Public License), plus an addition.

TITLE:  NUVOLA ICON THEME for KDE 3.x
AUTHOR: David Vignoni | ICON KING
SITE:   http://www.icon-king.com
MAILING LIST: http://mail.icon-king.com/mailman/listinfo/nuvola_icon-king.com

Copyright (c)  2003-2004  David Vignoni.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation,
version 2.1 of the License.
This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this library (see the the license.txt file); if not, write
to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
MA  02111-1307  USA
#######**** NOTE THIS ADD-ON ****#######
The GNU Lesser General Public License or LGPL is written for software libraries
in the first place. The LGPL has to be considered valid for this artwork
library too.
Nuvola icon theme for KDE 3.x is a special kind of software library, it is an
artwork library, it's elements can be used in a Graphical User Interface, or
GUI.
Source code, for this library means:
 - raster png image* .
The LGPL in some sections obliges you to make the files carry
notices. With images this is in some cases impossible or hardly usefull.
With this library a notice is placed at a prominent place in the directory
containing the elements. You may follow this practice.
The exception in section 6 of the GNU Lesser General Public License covers
the use of elements of this art library in a GUI.
dave [at] icon-king.com

Date:       15 october 2004
Version:    1.0

DESCRIPTION:

Icon theme for KDE 3.x.
Icons where designed using Adobe Illustrator, and then exported to PNG format.
Icons shadows and minor corrections were done using Adobe Photoshop.
Kiconedit was used to correct some 16x16 and 22x22 icons.

LICENSE

Released under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
Look at the license.txt file.

CONTACT

David Vignoni
e-mail :        david [at] icon-king.com
ICQ :           117761009
http:           http://www.icon-king.com

Boost

Boost Software License - Version 1.0 - August 17th, 2003

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person or organization
obtaining a copy of the software and accompanying documentation covered by
this license (the "Software") to use, reproduce, display, distribute,
execute, and transmit the Software, and to prepare derivative works of the
Software, and to permit third-parties to whom the Software is furnished to
do so, all subject to the following:

The copyright notices in the Software and this entire statement, including
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must be included in all copies of the Software, in whole or in part, and
all derivative works of the Software, unless such copies or derivative
works are solely in the form of machine-executable object code generated by
a source language processor.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT
SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS OR ANYONE DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Twofish Implementation

Fast, portable, and easy-to-use Twofish implementation,
Version 0.3.
Copyright (c) 2002 by Niels Ferguson.

The author hereby grants a perpetual license to everybody to
use this code for any purpose as long as the copyright message is included
in the source code of this or any derived work.

SHA-2 Implementation

Copyright (c) 2003, Dr Brian Gladman, Worcester, UK.   All rights reserved.

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This software is provided 'as is' with no explicit or implied warranties
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and/or fitness for purpose.
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Issue 01/08/2005

CSendKeys

Copyright (c) 2004 lallous <lallousx86@yahoo.com>
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
are met:
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
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   notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
   documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
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LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGE.

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The Original SendKeys copyright info

SendKeys (sndkeys32.pas) routine for 32-bit Delphi.
Written by Ken Henderson
Copyright (c) 1995 Ken Henderson <khen@compuserve.com>

Command Line Classes

Copyright (c) 2006, Bill Rubin <rubin@contractor.net>
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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    * Neither the name of Quality Object Software, Inc., nor the names of
      its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
      from this software without specific prior written permission.

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Bouncy Castle Cryptographic C# API

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(http://www.bouncycastle.org)

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FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
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