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x2go was started 2006 as a network solution for a bavarian highschool (Gymnasium) by Oleksandr Shneyder and Heinz-M. Graesing. The name x2go was choosen later as the first drafts were nameless. Phoca - the projects mascot was invented 2006. Started as a PXE Boot Thin Client Environment, the client now is available for different desktops and operating systems. 2010 Mike Gabriel started his work on a python lib and later on the pyhoca client. Members of the university of erlangen joined the team 2010 and helped a lot with packaging and the new thin client environment.
Many thanks go to: