Geof Glass designed and implemented Marginalia. The software is the successor to the TextWeaver project by Andrew Feenberg and Cindy Xin under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

We want to particularly thank BC Campus for funding the first version of Marginalia, and for allowing its release under the GNU General Public License, and to Simon Fraser University through Dr. Andrew Feenberg’s Applied Communication and Technology Lab in the School of Communication and through the Learning and Instructional Development Centre for their financial support.

Much of the research by Cindy Xin and Andrew Feenberg was funded by the U.S. Department of Education grant. The research with Eva Bures and Phil Abrami was performed under a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Open Journal Systems support was made possible by Dr. Rick Kopak’s “Navigating Information Spaces” project at the University of British Columbia, funded by the SSHRC. Chia-ning Chiang and John Willinsky have also been essential in getting this project off the ground.

Plone integration, multiuser display, and numerous bug fixes and other improvements were made possible by the UNDESA Africa i-Parliaments Action Plan project and their work integrating Marginalia into Bungeni and Plone.

In addition, the following people have provided design suggestions and feedback and moral and technical support. Without these people and organizations this software would not exist. In rough chronological order:

  • Cindy Xin
  • Andrew Feenberg
  • Sylvia Currie
  • Eric Schewe
  • Brent Lee
  • Trevor Bradley
  • Tom Lodge
  • Peter Reitsma
  • Alec Smecher
  • Flavio Zeni
  • Jean Jordaan
  • Ashok Hariharan
  • Eric Anderson
  • Darren Harkness
  • Phil Abrami
  • Rhett Savage
  • Eva Bures