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    SubjectRe: Kernel patch acknowledgements
       Date: 	Thu, 3 Jul 1997 00:22:48 -0500 (CDT)
    From: Shyamalan Pather <>

    Part of the funding for this project was provided by Sprint
    corporation. Obviously, they will be acknowledged in the web pages
    and supporting documentation for these patches, but should they
    also be acknowledged in the source files? Will acknowledging Sprint
    in the source files pose any type of problem in regards to the
    patches being incorporated into the mainstream kernel under the

    It will not pose any problem at all.

    It is in fact encouraged to mention such entities, because this makes
    other companies etc. who see that go "hey, maybe we should fund some
    Linux kernel related research as well, X and Y doing it, why not us"

    David "Sparc" Miller

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