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SubjectRe: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
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> > > Being credited, however briefly, in the bootup phase of millions of
> > > computers is also a motivating factor for Linux developers. I think
> > > it isn't more than fair that they get their credit.
> >
[SNIP]
> Any bootmessages not directly related to wellbeing of the system are
> useless pap. That includes so called copy(left/right) messages, which
> are just plain ego puffing, and any kind of graphic smokescreens.

You obviously have 0 lines of code in the Linux kernel.

> Pure 'technobabble' is a Good Thing (tm) :).
>
> If somebody wants to see the list of 'inventors' it's there in the
> form of Credits file. That can be printed to the screen via rc.*

There are some folks who contribute who aren't in the Credits file,
because they either sent their changes through the original author
or didn't feel their work was substantial enough.

Melvin


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