It is difficult to imagine trying to build and maintain a web site without a decent FTP client. Amazingly, the current standard in FTP client software is the free and open source Filezilla.


Filezilla began its existence in 2001 as a semester final project by Tim Kosse and two other fellow students during their senior year as software engineering students in Germany. Since then, Kosse has been maintaining, developing, and enhancing, FileZilla, and distributing it under the GPL open source software license. FileZilla is downright ubiquitous within its specific sphere of functionality.

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