Old Thanks GNUs
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Thank GNU to anyone who has made a donation of any kind!
Thank GNUs from March 1998 GNU's Bulletin
FSF Patrons: AT Computing (Netherlands), Russell Brand of Responsible
Solutions, John Carmack of ID Software, Kazuhisa Ichikawa, Yutaka Niibe,
Red Hat Software, The Derald H. Ruttenberg Foundation.
FSF Sustaining Contributors: Infomagic, Sin'ya Kanematu, Neal McBurnett and
and Holly Lewis, NeXT User's Society (Japan), Open Systems Consulatants
(Norway), Lynn Quam, X Consortium.
FSF Contributors: Guddland Digital (Luxembourg), Lewis Patterson, Vernor
FSF Supporters: John Baxter, Andrew Bishop, Dan Bracken in honor of Marcus
Daniels, Tony Bradford, Rick Bronson, Maurizio Cachio, Michael Coleman, CSA
Engineering (Warren Gibson), Josh DuBois, Albert Fluegel, James Gaidos, John
Goebel, Ram Gopalaswamy, Ian Haggard, Harry Hickey, Aaron Hillegas, In-seok
Hong, Inergy Online (Frohman Anderson), IKARIOS (France), ITiV AB (Sweden),
Miguel Jimenez, Lowell Johnson, Thouis Jones, Donald Patterson, Nick Pidgeon,
Alfredo Reed, Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), Lex Romanczyk, Mark
Santesson, Rob Schecter, Richard Schultz, Westley Sherman, Alexander Sousa,
Sun User's Group - Deutschland, Mike Thomas, United Way contributors, Steve
Thanks also to the very many who made smaller donations. Thanks to all
who purchased out CD-ROMs, manuals, reference cards, and T-shirts. Thanks
to all the organizations who purchased Deluxe Distributions and to COS Inc.
and SPDCC Inc., for lending systems on which to build them.
Thanks to Hiroshi Koyama and the other authors of the Japanese Linux
Primer, who have donated part of their payment from Toppan Publishing.
Thanks to Gentia Software for funding the port of GNU Objective-C to DEC
Alpha/Windows NT. Thanks to the Institute for System Design Technology of
GMD Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik for funding development of the GCC
verbose reporting features.
Thanks to Scott Christley and Net Community, for assitance of many kinds.
Thanks to the University of Massachusetts at Boston for providing space and
internet access for our machines and to Tim Carlson for arranging secondary
name service at the Santa Fe Institute, and to the many providers of
mirror Web and FTP sites.
Thanks to all those mentioned elsewhere, especially those volunteers listed
Thanks to Aaron Ball, Karl Berry, Rick Martin, and Len Tower, for their
help as system administrators. Thanks to AMB for invaluable technical
Thanks to Computer Publishing Group (SunExpert Magazine) for advertising
space. Thanks to LXNY and Sergio Ruocco, who arranged tables at conferences in
New York and Rome, and to those volunteers who helped staff them.
Thanks to all who assigned copyrights to the Free Software Foundation or
otherwise placed their source code under the GNU General Public License.
Thanks to all who contributed documentation, good bug reports, or other
Thank GNUs from July 1997 GNU's Bulletin
FSF Patrons: Kazuhisa Ichikawa, Kyoto Micro Computer Co. Ltd. (Japan),
Yutaka Niibe, Red Hat Software, Inc., the Derald H. Ruttenberg Foundation,
Seiko Epson Corporation (Japan).
FSF Sustaining Contributors: ASCII Corp. (Japan), Cygnus Solutions, Paul
R. Eggert, Doug Evans, D. Andrew Hall and Natalie A. Olsen Fund, HCC C Users
Gruop (Netherlands), David W. Ignat, Donald & Jill Knuth, Nihon Sun User
Group, Nord Family Foundation.
FSF Contributors: Anonymous, Brian Gough, Warren A. Hunt / Computational
Logic Inc., Hiroshi Koyama & Mr. Kojima (authors of the Japanese Linux
Primer), Terence O'Gorman, Arnold Robbins and SSC, Steve Schoggen, Hiroo
Yamagata, Bradley N. Yearwood.
FSF Supporters: Anonymous, Gerald Alldredge, Andrew P. Alleman, Robert
Biersack, Anthony Bradford, Richard Bronson, Joseph T. Buck, Paul Budnick,
Jeff L. Byers, Ken Clark, Edward Soniat DuFossat, Matteo Frigo, Yukitoshi
Fujimura, John Goebel, Harray W. Hickey, ITiV AB (Sweden), Geoffrey Knauth
Family, Neal McBurnett, Mark McCreary, Mike Mull, Peter G. Neumann, Jill
& Kenneth Olstad, Vance Petree, Matthew Pharr, Stefan Rajec, Robert Joel
Reynolds, Dan Scarborough, Norman Shapiro, John Smyth, Vance Strickland,
William Swats, Teknowledge Co. (Benedict O'Mahoney), United Way contributors,
Louis Vitela, William Webber, Wizardry Inc. (John & Carol Belew), X Market
Inc., Stanley H. Zisk.
Thanks to the Hitachi Advanced Research Lab for their generous donation.
Thanks to Derek Davies, Luc Girardin, Nicolai Guba, Martin Hamilton, Joel
Holveck, Francis Hsu, Stephen Smoogen, & Joel N. Weber II, for acting as
volunteer system adminstrators, and to Paul van Gool for coordinating their
efforts. Thanks to Steve Morningthunder & Alex Bernadin for coordinating all
of the other GNU volunteers.
For the FSF booth at Network Users '97 at Makuhari, Japan, for March 5th
through 7th: seven students from Ida Lab, Aoyama Gakuin volunteered to sell
GNU goods; Japan Unix Society supplied the booth space and misc. support.
For the FSF Tokyo Seminar on March 11th, which was held at Aogaku Kaikan,
several LSJP members and several students from Aoyama Gakuin and Waseda
University volunteered for simultaneous interpretation and steering, led by
Prof. Masayuki Ida.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped the GNU Project at conferences, and
to Cygnus Solutions for helping the GNU Project in many ways.
Thanks to the Institute for System Design Technology of
GMD--Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik for funding development of GCC
array-bounds checking features.
Thank GNUs from January 1997 GNU's Bulletin
Several GNU supporters have requested that donations be made to the FSF in
lieu of gifts to themselves. We appreciate their generosity.
Thanks to Adras Computing, Cadence Design Systems, Richard Edelman of Design
Acceleration, Doug Evans, Brian Gouge, Toon Moene, Paul Murphy of WSC
Investments, Inc., Kenneth and Jill Olstad, Mark Thompson, and Henry Unger
of Hitech Systems for their generous donations.
A special thanks to Michael Rubin for his bequest to the FSF. We mourn his
Thanks to all who have lent or donated machines, including: several anonymous
donors, Bill and Susan Corwin of Intel Corp., Digital Equipment Corp.,
Warren Gibson, MIT's Media Laboratory, Kresten Krab Thorup, Michael Tiemann,
Don Trimmer of Peripheral Device Corporation, and Barton Wright.
For their help in Japan, thanks to the
Japan Unix Society,
and Mr. Akiba. Thanks to the Japan Sun User Group for their generous
contribution and to the BR Vehicle Control Engineering Dept. of Toyota Corp.
in Japan for their donation from their in-house award.
Thank GNUs from July 1996 GNU's Bulletin
Thanks to Bradley Yearwood, Paul Eggert, D. A. Hall & N. A. Olsen, Tom &
Patricia Puckett, the Rubin Estate, Kyoto Micro Computer, Vance Petree,
and Alan Bram for their regular and/or substantial contributions.
Thanks to PCI for additional help in building Deluxe Distributions.
We thank those groups who have donated us booths at their conferences,
including the Sun Users Group.
Thanks to all who have lent or donated machines, including: Hewlett-Packard
for a CD write-once system and the
Open Software Foundation for ten 486s.
Thank GNUs from January 1996 GNU's Bulletin
Thanks to Jill and
Professor Donald Knuth of
Stanford Universitry for their
regular, substantial contributions, and to John Romkey for his very large
Thanks to Networks On-Line for the
donated 486DX2/66 (with network access and site administration)
that www.gnu.org runs on.
Thanks to all those mentioned in all the
Thanks to the
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,
Laboratory for Computer Science,
and Project Athena
all at MIT for their invaluable assistance.
Ulrich Drepper for invaluable work on the GNU C library; Erich Boyeln for
working on Mach and a new boot loader; Shantanu Goel for working on Mach device
drivers; and Kazumoto Kojima for porting the Hurd to the MIPS. Thanks to the
many companies and organizations who have bought our Deluxe Distribution; to
Simon Karpen, Scott Kay, Reuven Lerner, Chuck Campbell, Robert Lopez, Mike
Miscevic, Timothy Mooney, Kay Nettle, alan Schwartz, Jason Verch, and Karl Vogel
for helping to build Deluxe Distributions; David Krikorian, James DuPrie, and
David Caswell for helping test our MS-DOS CD; Peter Ford, Joan Quigley, and
Douglas Alan for helping master GNU CDs;
For their help in Japan, thanks to: Nobuyuki Hikichi, Mieko Hikichi, Ken'ichi
Handa, Prof. Masayuki Ida, Yukitoshi Fujimura, Prof. Takafumi Hayashi,
Takeshi Hayashi, Mitsuru Nakamur, and Mr. Nakamura. Thanks to the Hewlett
Users' Association in Japan for their quarterly donations. Thanks to the
Nihon Sun Users Group and Hitachi, Ltd. for their generous contributions.
Thanks to Addison-Wesley Publishers Japan Ltd., A.I. Soft, Village Center,
Inc., ASCII Corporation, and many others in Japan, for their continued
donations and support.
We thank those groups who have donated us booths at their conferences.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped the GNU Project at conferences; Barry
Meikle of the University of Toronto Bookstore for donating ad space; Warren
A. Hunt, Jr. and Computational Logic, Inc. for their continued donations and
support; to Cygnus Solutions for helping the GNU Project in many ways.
Thanks to all who have lent or donated machines, including: the Open Software
Foundation for two 386s; Tadashi Kobayashi of Toshiba Corporation and Shinichi
Mochizuki of Toshiba America for a T4850 notebook computer; Cygnus Solutions
for a SPARCstation; Delta Microsystems for an Exabyte tape drive; an
anonymous donor for a 4mm DAT cartridge drive; Concentra, Inc. for four HP
workstations; Network Computing Devices, Inc. for three NCD X-terminals; Russ
Button for two SCSI disk drives; Simson Garfinkel for an NCD X-terminal; IBM
Corp. for an Exabyte tape drive and an RS/6000; Hewlett-Packard for a dozen
computers; CMU's Mach Project for a Sun-3/60; Intel Corp. for their 386
machine; NeXT for their workstation; MIT's Media Laboratory for an HP 68020;
SONY Corp. and Software Research Associates, Inc., both of Tokyo, for three
SONY News workstations; an anonymous donor for a Sun-3/280; Liant Software
Corp. for 5 VT100s; several anonymous donors and Rocky Bernstein for IBM RT/PC
hardware and manuals.
Thanks to all who have contributed ports and extensions, as well as all who
have sent in other source code, documentation, and good bug reports.
Thanks to all those who sent money and offered other kinds of
Thanks to all those who support us by
Books with CD-ROMs.
The creation of this
is our way of thanking all who have expressed interest in what we are doing.