Who We Are

DITA Open Toolkit is developed and maintained by a small group of volunteers who work on the project in their spare time.

The toolkit was originally developed within IBM and was open-sourced in 2005. Since that time, DITA-OT has been updated significantly by various companies and individuals.

Core Committers

Robert D Anderson

Robert is the project lead and a core developer of DITA-OT, representing Oracle. He's also the co-editor of the OASIS DITA specification and occasionally writes about DITA & DITA-OT at metadita.org.

Jarno Elovirta

Jarno is the lead developer of DITA-OT, working on the project as an individual contributor in his spare time. He occasionally writes development-related posts at elovirta.com and is available for commercial projects via Wunderdog.

Sponsor work on DITA-OT

Documentation Lead

Roger W. Fienhold Sheen

Roger is an information architect and independent DITA consultant at infotexture. He helps to maintain the DITA-OT documentation and project website in his spare time.

Additional Contributors

Previous Contributors

  • Eric Sirois, IBM — Core developer
  • 沈剑乐 (Jian Le Shen, “Jason”), IBM — Primary developer within IBM
  • Reuven Weiser, Suite Solutions — PDF2 plug-in developer
  • Don Day, IBM — Original project lead
  • Stephen Zhang, IBM — Primary developer through the first several years of the toolkit
  • Chris Wong — Original contributor of the PDF2 plugin
  • Deborah Pickett, Moldflow — Frequent developer and contributor
  • Dick Johnson and Anna van Raaphorst, VR Communications, Inc — Original contributors of the DITA User Guide
  • Rob Justice, individual contributor — DITA-OT documentation
  • Aryeh Sanders, Suite Solutions — PDF2 plug-in developer