[ Thanks to D.C.
Parris for this link. ]
“When and why was Filezilla started?
The project has started in early 2001 during my final year at
school for the computer science course. We had complete freedom on
the choice of the project. So together with two other students, we
decided to write an FTP client just to do something interesting.
(For comparison, the rest of the course did a 3-dimensional connect
four game.) We didn’t expect FileZilla to be any success at all.
Since then I’ve continued development and FileZilla slowly became
what it is today…”