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SubjectRe: URGENT: A Plea to the owners of
>We still have some of that, but there are a lot of people who seem to be
>posting on the list simply aren't kernel developers, and don't have the
>expertise to do kernel development. Sigh.....
Perhaps this is just another stupid newbie off-topic statement, but I'll
say it anyway:

Maybe a lot of the people wish to actually do kernel development, but
haven't a clue how.. I'd love to work at it, and I have some ideas (stupid
as they may be), and a rather decent knowledge of C.. however, I haven't
the first clue how to get started in kernel hacking. I've been watching
the list for about four months and reading code, etc., and just not
getting anywhere... Problem is, I can't afford to go out and get a book or
anythin. I'm on an incredibly limited budget, and $40 books just aren't on
the list of things I can get. So, what this boils down to is, are there
any free (i.e. Internet, whatever) resources I can get to help me learn?
If not, perhaps one of you developers would start a newbie list or
something where curious ones like me can sign up and be taught?

It's not a bad thing to be ignorant, as long as one is willing to learn,
imho. You all were newbies once...


-=- Brian Smith (

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