|HP HOWTO: Configuration Guide and Use of HP Products under Linux (Version 0.94)|
|Chapter 1. Introduction|
Most of the information provided here come from research made in HP documentations, files provided with Linux kernel sources, the FAQ of the Usenet newsgroup news:comp.sys.hp.hpux with a HTML version available on all mirror sites like the CICT, my own experience on HP products, a lot of tests and deployments realised, and remarks from Linux users as well as many HP's engineers.
Numerous people have contributed to this document and augmented its contents. You'll find the most complete possible list in the Chapter 8. I would like to thank just now, without any particular order, those without whom this document would simply not exist :
Marc Hia Balié <>, who ordered that document and accepted to make it a free documentation.
Linus Torvalds, for the Linux project (without it, nothing would exist).
Richard Stallman, for the GNU project (without it, nothing would exist either).
Nat Makarévitch <>, for his work as translator and his advocacy conferences.
Xavier Cazin <>, for his talent to convince me to use DocBook.
Eric Dumas <>, for the management of the french LDP.
Rémy Card <>, for ext2 and his love of electricity :-)
René Cougnenc, to have helped a lot of people to begin with Linux, including myself.
Dany Coffineau <>, for teachnig me Unix.
François Strobel <>, for his peacefulness and legendary patience :-)
Frédéric Dubuy <>, who contributed to the writing of that document and took all the work I couldn't achieve, while I was writing it. Without saying he's also the graphist of the logo !
Alain Pascal <>, for the several tests made.
Pascal Lemonnier <> typography expert who found a lot of typos.
Ralf S. Engelschall <>, who realised the wml tool set, used to manage the languages of this document.
Cees de Groot <>, who realised the SGMLTools used to generate the first version of this document.
Norman Walsh <>, who realised the SGML DTD DocBook. which allows to generate all the versions of this document from a single SGML source.
James Clark <>, who realised the tool Jade.
Cornec family <>, for his patience and his support.