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SubjectRe: Past CREDITS files
On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, David Weinehall wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 04:22:17PM +0300, Juha Siltala wrote:
> > 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.

So it would be better to search for names in the full sources. I admit that's
not to simple. Email adresses would be simpler but suffers from the same
problem as the CREDITS file.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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