man was written by John Eaton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
He does not maintain man anymore - please do not bother
him with remarks about the current version, which is
rather different from the original one.
man-1.2 was released by Zeyd M. Ben-Halim (email@example.com).
man-1.3, man-1.4* and man-1.5* were released by Andries Brouwer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In man-1.5 Richard Verhoeven's man2html was added, together with
some scripts by Michael Hamilton. This html stuff is still alpha
(but it works - no negative reports so far).
In man-1.6 Eric S. Raymond's browser-handoff functionality was added, with
future minor versions planned to cleanup internationalization and cross
platform support (Cygwin, solaris, and perhaps Win32).
The current maintainer is Federico Lucifredi (email@example.com).
The current version can usually be found at
or over at http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~lucifred/man/ .
There is a very different man program, also derived from
John Eaton's original version (by Graeme W. Wilford)
distributed under the name man_db, with version numbers
like man_db-2.3.10. Do not confuse the two, they are
mutually incompatible, although they perform nearly the same job.