This page has been updated on 2010-08-03 for the release of Shareaza v126.96.36.199.
The information on this page should apply to all Shareaza versions provided there are no major changes.
Mike (aka Michael Stokes) was the lead programmer of Shareaza until the release of v188.8.131.52 and he also designed the Gnutella2 network protocol, which is most probably his greatest achievement. He was the only real programmer and developer of Shareaza until he made the decision to make Shareaza open source under the GPL Open Source license. He then retreated from the project.
Mike currently resides in Australia, where he is employed and also does many side-jobs where he earns a living. Most probably, Mike won't have a problem finding an employer if he searches one in future.
From all Shareaza users, thanks Mike.