To Send Comments
If you have any comments, or if you have a question about
Linux that was not answered here, feel free to send it to the
Merrill. I won't guarantee to answer all questions, but
I'll answer as many as I can. Questions that I receive repeatedly
will be added to the FAQ. If you wish to refer to a question
in the FAQ, please include the title of the question in your
If you have an addition to the FAQ, by all means send it.
Contributions may be in any format, but I prefer comments in
English to patch files. Context diff is not my first language.
Authorship and Acknowledgments
This FAQ is currently compiled and maintained by David Merrill,
with assistance and comments from Linux users all over the world.
Over the years it has passed through several hands, and I'd like
to recognize all the folks who have worked on it.
In addition to those of us who have been official maintainers,
the FAQ is full of individual contributions. The name of the
contributor is listed along with the contribution.
The FAQ was maintained by Robert Kiesling until January, 2002
Freddy Contreras, firstname.lastname@example.org, designed and GPL'd
the Linux Frequently Asked Questions logos.
Special thanks are due to Matt Welsh, who moderated news:comp.os.linux.announce
coordinated the HOWTO's and wrote substantial portions of many
of them, Greg Hankins the former Linux Documentation Project
HOWTO maintainer, Lars Wirzenius and Mikko Rauhala, the former
and current moderators of news:comp.os.linux.announce, Marc-Michel
Corsini, who wrote the original Linux FAQ, and Ian Jackson, the
previous FAQ maintainer. Thanks also to Roman Maurer for his
many updates and additions, especially with European Web sites,
translations, and general miscellany.
Other contributors include:
Last but not least, thanks to Linus Torvalds and the other
contributors to Linux for giving us something to talk about!
1.4. Copyright and
Copyright (c) 2001 Robert Kiesling. Copyright (c) 2002, 2003
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software
Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts,
and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is provided
in the appendix, GNU Free Documentation
The maintainer would be happy to answer any questions regarding
Unix is a trademark of AT&T Bell Laboratories. Linux is
a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Other trademarks belong to their
While every attempt has been made to provide accurate and
helpful information, I make no promises or guarantees of any
kind. Use this information at your own risk.