The authors would particularly like to thank those individuals who have contributed suggestions and improvements, particularly those contributing new features. Special thanks go to Anton Arkhipov, Andrew Dalke, Michael Bach, Alexander Balaeff, Ilya Balabin, Robert Brunner, Eamon Caddigan, Jordi Cohen, Simon Cross, Markus Dittrich, John Eargle, Peter Freddolino, Todd Furlong, Luis Gracia, Paul Grayson, Justin Gullingsrud, James Gumbart, David Hardy, Konrad Hinsen, Barry Isralewitz, Sergei Izrailev, Robert Johnson, Axel Kohlmeyer, Michell Kuttel, John Mongan, Jim Phillips, Jan Saam, Alexander Spaar, Charles Schwieters, Marcos Sotomayor, John E. Stone, Leonardo Trabuco, Dan Wright, and Kirby Vandivort. The entire VMD user community now benefits from your contributions.
The authors would like to thank individuals who have indirectly helped with development by making suggestions, pushing for new features, and trying out buggy code. Thanks go to Aleksei Aksimentiev, Daniel Barsky, Axel Berg, Tom Bishop, Robert Brunner, Ivo Hofacker, Mu Gao, James Gumbart, Xiche Hu, Tim Isgro, Dorina Kosztin, Ioan Kosztin, Joe Landman, Ilya Logunov, Clare Macrae, Amy Shih, Lukasz Salwinski, Stephen Searle, Charles Schwieters, Ari Shinozaki, Svilen Tzonev, Emad Tajkhorshid, Michael Tiemann, Elizabeth Villa, Raymond de Vries, Simon Warfield Willy Wriggers, Dong Xu, and Feng Zhou.
Many external libraries and packages are used in VMD, and the program would not be as capable without them. The authors of VMDwish to thank the authors of FLTK; the authors of Tcl and Tk; the authors of Python; the authors of VRPN; Jon Leech for uniform point distributions; Amitabh Varshney for SURF; Dmitrij Frishman for developing STRIDE; Jack Lund for the url_get perl script; Brad Grantham for the ACTC triangle consolidation library; John E. Stone for the Tachyon ray tracer, WorkForce threading and timer routines, hash table code, and Spaceball drivers; and Ethan Merrit for one of the ribbon drawing algorithms.