This documentation, and the pfSense® project itself, would not be possible without a great team of developers, contributors, customers, and a wonderful community. The project has received code contributions from more than 200 people. Thousands more have done their part supporting the project by helping others on the forum, social media, and other platforms. And even more have contributed by purchasing hardware, support, and services. Our thanks go out to everyone who has done their part to make the project the great success it has become.

pfSense Developers

There are a large number of project and community members, current and in the past, that have contributed to the project, and we thank them all! These following are not comprehensive lists and are presented in no particular order.

The current active pfSense software development team includes:

  • Renato Botelho

  • Luiz Otavio O Souza

  • Jim Pingle

  • Matthew Smith

  • Christian McDonald

  • Kristof Provost

  • Mateusz Guzik

  • Peter Grehan

  • Viktor Gurov

  • Glen Barber

  • Brad Davis

  • Steve Wheeler

  • Reid Linnemann

We would also like to recognize several former project members who are no longer active contributors:

  • Chris Buechler

  • Bill Marquette

  • Holger Bauer

  • Erik Kristensen

  • Seth Mos

  • Matthew Grooms

  • Steve Beaver

  • Jared Dillard

Along with numerous significant community contributors, including:

  • Bill Meeks

  • Phil Davis

  • Anthony (BBCan177)

  • Denny Page

  • PiBa-NL

  • marcelloc

  • Stilez

We would also like to thank all FreeBSD developers, specifically, those who have assisted considerably with pfSense project development.

  • Max Laier

  • Christian S.J. Peron

  • Andrew Thompson

  • Bjoern A. Zeeb

  • George Neville-Neil


The following individuals provided much-needed feedback and insight to help improve the documentation and its accuracy. Listed in alphabetical order by last name.

  • Jon Bruce

  • Mark Foster

  • Bryan Irvine

  • Warren Midgley

  • Eirik Øverby