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SubjectRe: Past CREDITS files
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> I would like to examine the CREDITS files of all/most kernels released over
> time. How could I get my hands on these? I want to study the accumulation
> of contributors over the years. This is part of my masters thesis project.

Download all the kernels. Be aware they are
- Wildly inaccurate
- Started becoming accurate later on
- Were subject to significant external effects (the RH IPO
caused people to massively update/send in new CREDIT entries)


They still represent a tiny subset of contributors. Especially the thousands
who send in the odd small patch

> BTW, when was the current twofold stable/devel numbering scheme started?

See my historical mail archive.
http://www.linux.org.uk/Old-LK/Old-linux-kernel

Its in there somewhere 8)
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