The miniBB team consists of an every crowd, including You (!yes, you!): every customer, every downloader, and every person simply browsing this miniBB website. Without You there would be no miniBB.
miniBB has been started in the end of 2000, and it was initiated by Paul Puzyrev inviting Sergei Larionov. 50/50 they coded the first version of the software, which was released on February 19, 2002.
With the help of the Paul's customer, Elmar Brunenieks , the domain miniBB.net has been registered. Elmar was standing at the very beginning of the miniBB project, and like to many others, he given us the trust in what we are supposed to do. Thank you, Elmar. Hopefully, you rest in peace.
For some time, miniBB has been hosted on this domain in the Latnet data center, with the help of its chief, Katrina Sataki's kind agreement to keep the project for free, and Victor Meirans' patronage. By that time, Elmar's employers Dmitrijs Artjomenko, and Konrāds Šmeļkovs were giving their ideas and thoughts on the end version of the software.
Immediately, the project shot out, and attracted a lot of attention from all over the world. However in a year or less, Sergei stopped his major activities on the project, because he was invited to provide the outsourcing for a US company. MiniBB's version 2 was mostly developed and fixed by Paul, and Sergei provided only the layout's version. In 2005, Paul went to outsourcing too, but still continued to bring a developing approach to the project, coding a lot of various extensions, providing support to the end customers, and that way developing the major core version of miniBB. Edward Nabiev, Ryan Wray and many other nice people helped to fix and improve the core of the software since then.
In 2006, Paul went to decision to register minibb.com domain (taking it back from cybersquatters), also miniBB® trademark in United States Trademarks and Patents office, and during less than a year the first trademark in the history of forum programs was born.
The next version of miniBB layout has been developed by both Paul and Sergei in 2008. After that, Sergei and Paul split during the irreconcilable contradictions, and the project went to be supported by Paul only, where it resides until now, and where it has been actually started from.