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SubjectRe: Past CREDITS files
On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 03:47:34 +0200
David Weinehall <tao@acc.umu.se> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 04:22:17PM +0300, Juha Siltala wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > BTW, when was the current twofold stable/devel numbering scheme
> started?
>
> I don't think this will be very rewarding, as a lot of very important
> contributors aren't listed in this file (if I remember correctly,
> Alexander Viro, the guru of VFS-design, is one example, all the people
> behind my all-time favourite project, the Standford-checker, is another
> example), hence this file is pretty useless.
>

Not to worry. It's not like my thesis is built around this data. It's just
to show that this is a collaborative project and that it's gotten bigger
over time. I'm not even studying Linux specifically - this is about the
Hacker Ethic and free software in the Castellian big picture of the Network
Society.
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