At least regarding JK2 (Haven't looked into JKA), I am quite sure James Monroe was the lead programmer ? Whitehouse was as far as I am concerned still one of the main multiplayer developers, no doubt about that, but he wasn't the "lead programmer/developer"
And amazing LAN game to play with friends (if you're all on similar level/new) I had a super fun time playing it for a year with my flat mates, trying to beat each other and surprise with new strategies
Stream with english commentary: https://twitch.tv/asl you can also find stream on afreeca.tv and youtube, but last one tends to be laggy. Obviously starcraft is all about south korea, but they get bigger audiences there than many games do wroldwide.
We've been testing SaberMod release candidate on miso's server (1.04 SaberMod Germany) for a week now. You can hop in and give it a try. There are many votable modes (check out new menus!) not only saber-only but also guns, instagib, ff etc. I'll be there later today