FOX was developped by Vincent Favre-Nicolin (http://v.favrenicolin.free.fr, firstname.lastname@example.org ), in collaboration with Radovan Cerny (http://www.unige.ch/crystal/cerny/rcerny.htm) at the Laboratory of Crystallography in Geneva, Switzerland (http://www.unige.ch/crystal/lab.html), with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (http://www.snf.ch/), project #21-53847.98.
Vincent Favre-Nicolin now has a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) at the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I, France), and does his research at the CEA/SP2M, on using anomalous diffraction for structure determination on quantum heterostructures. However, the development of Fox still goes on as a personal project.
Note: This is a free, open-source project. If there is something that you would like to see in it, you can contribute to it by submitting bugs, new code, help improving the documentation. See the ObjCryst++ homepage (http://objcryst.sf.net) for more details about the source code.
References for Fox
The references for Fox are (at least give the first reference in any article, and if possible the website adress)
J. Appl. Cryst. 35 (2002), 734-743, V. Favre-Nicolin and R. Cerny, FOX, 'free objects for crystallography': a modular approach to ab initio structure determination from powder diffraction
Fox, Free Objects for Crystallography, http://objcryst.sourceforge.net.
Other articles dealing with Fox include:
Z. Kristallogr. 219 (2004) 847–856, V. Favre-Nicolin and R. Cerny. A better FOX: using flexible modelling and maximum likelihood to improve direct-space ab initio structure determination from powder diffraction
Powder Diffraction. 20 (2005) 359-365, R. Cerny and V. Favre-Nicolin. FOX: A friendly tool to solve nonmolecular structures from powder diffraction
Z. Kristallogr. 222 (2007) 105-113, R. Cerny and V. Favre-Nicolin. Direct space methods of structure determination from powder diffraction: principles, guidelines and perspectives.