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SubjectRe: Bootscreen
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:32:52 +0100, Stefan Reinauer said:

> Then why not make something better instead of denying it completely.
> "It's lame" is not a reason. Seeing the same "Oh, I got my name and
> copyright visible in this and that driver" every time I boot a system
> is about as lame, and the boot messages are far more a try of a hall of
> fame than pure system status in a standardized way.


If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
when it starts in an interactive mode:

Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.

I'll let the lawyers argue about this one.. ;)

(btw - thanks for bootsplash, looks pretty cool.. ;)
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