Many people have contributed both directly and indirectly to BLFS. This page lists all of those we can think of. We may well have left people out and if you feel this is the case, drop us line. Many thanks to all of the LFS community for their assistance with this project. If you are in the list and wish to have your email address included, again please drop us a line to email@example.com and we'll be happy to add it. We don't include email addresses by default so if you want it included, please state so when you contact us.
Editor: Larry Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Co-Editors: Bruce Dubbs, Mark Hymers, Billy O'Connor, Tushar Teredesai and Igor Zivkovic.
Chapter 01. Based on the LFS introductory text by Gerard Beekmans, modified by Mark Hymers for BLFS.
Chapter 02: The /usr versus /usr/local debate: Andrew McMurry.
Chapter 02: Going beyond BLFS: Tushar Teredesai.
Chapter 02: Package Management: Tushar Teredesai.
Chapter 03: /etc/inputrc: Chris Lynn.
Chapter 03: Customizing your logon & vimrc: Mark Hymers.
Chapter 03: /etc/shells: Igor Zivkovic.
Chapter 03: Random number script Larry Lawrence.
Chapter 03: Creating a Custom Boot Disk Mike Bedwell and expanded by Bill Maltby.
Chapter 03: The Bash Shell Startup Files James Robertson.
Chapter 03: Compressed docs Olivier Peres.
Chapter 04: Firewalling: Henning Rohde with thanks to Jeff Bauman.
Chapter 11: Which Mark Hymers with many thanks to Seth Klein and Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee.
Chapter 26: XFree86 Bruce Dubbs.
Chapter 28: Intro to Window Managers Bruce Dubbs .
Chapter 29: KDE: Bruce Dubbs.
Chapter 32: GNOME: Larry Lawrence.
aalib, Alsa, ffmpeg, gocr, MPlayer, opendivx, sane, transcode, xvid and xsane: Alex Kloss
AbiWord, at-spi, ATK, audiofile, avifile, bc, bonobo-activation, bug-buddy, cdrdao, cdrtools, cpio, curl, dhcp, enlightenment, eog, esound, fcron, fluxbox, FNLIB, gail, galeon, gconf-editor, gdbm, gedit, gimp, GLib2, gmp, gnet, gnome-applets, gnome-desktop, gnome-games, gnome-icon-theme, gnome-libs, gnome-media, gnome-mime-data, gnome-panel, gnome-session, gnome-system-monitor, gnome-terminal, gnome-themes, gnome-utils, gnome-vfs, gnome2-user-docs, gnumeric, GTK+2, gtk-doc, gtk-engines, gtk-thinice-engine, eel, imlib, intltool, lame, libao, libart_lgpl, libbonobo, libbonoboui, libgail-gnome, libglade2, libgnome, libgnomecanvas, libgnomeprint, libgnomeprintui, libgnomeui, libgsf, libgtkhtml, libgtop, libIDL, libogg, librep, librsvg, libvorbis, libwnck, libxml2, libxslt, linc, LPRng, Linux_PAM, metacity, MIT Kerberos 5,MPlayer, mutt, nautilus, nautilus-media, oaf, OpenJade, OpenSP, OpenSSH, ORBit, ORBit2, pan, Pango, pccts, pcre, pkgconfig, postfix, procmail, Python, QT, rep-gtk, ruby, sawfish, scrollkeeper, sgml-common, sgml-dtd, shadow, startup-notification, unzip, vorbis-tools, vte, wget, XFce, xine, xml-dtd, yelp and zip: Larry Lawrence
CDParanoia, mpg123, SDL and XMMS: Jeroen Coumans
alsa, cvs, dhcpcd, gpm, hdparm, libjpeg, libmng, libpng, libtiff, libungif, links, lynx, openssl, tcsh, which, zsch, zlib: Mark Hymers
traceroute: Jeff Bauman
db and lcms: Jeremy Jones and Mark Hymers
aspell, balsa, bind, bonobo, bonobo-conf, cvs server, db-3.3.11, db-3.1.17, emacs, evolution, exim, expat, gal, gnome-print, GnuCash, gtkhtml, guppi, guile, guppi, g-wrap, leafnode, lesstif, libcapplet, libesmtp, libfam, libghttp, libglade, pine, portmap, PostgreSQL, pspell, qpopper, readline, reiserfs, Samba, sendmail, slib, slrn, soup, tex, tcp-wrappers, and xinetd: Billy O'Connor
ProFTPD and rsync: Daniel Baumann
ESP Ghostscript: Matt Rogers
Heimdal: Randy McMurchy
PHP: Jeremy Utley
Gimp-Print, libusb: Alexander E. Patrakov
fetchmail and wvdial: Paul Campbell
udftools, perl modules: Richard Downing
DirectFB, Epiphany, FLAC, File Roller, GNOME Magnifier, GNOME Netstatus, GNOME Speech, GOK, GPdf, GnomeMeeting, Gnopernicus, Imlib2, LZO, MC, NASM, Nautilus CD Burner, OpenQuicktime, SVGAlib, Speex, Zenity, compface, gcalctool, gucharmap, id3lib, kde-i18n, kdeaccessibility, kdebindings, kdesdk, kdevelop, quanta, libFAME, liba52, libdv, libdvdcss, libdvdread, libmad, libmikmod, libmpeg3 and quanta: Igor Zivkovic
tripwire: Manfred Glombowski
ALSA Firmware, ALSA OSS, inetutils, gdk, GLib, GTK+, libxml and vim: James Iwanek
iptables: Henning Rohde
joe, nano, nmap, slang, w3m and whois: Timothy Bauscher
MySQL: Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee
fontconfig, gcc, gcc2, j2sdk, mozilla, nas, openoffice, ispell, nail, ImageMagick, hd2u, STLport, tcl, tk and bind-utils: Tushar Teredesai
cracklib, libpcap, ncpfs, netfs, ppp(update), RP-PPPoE and Samba-3: DJ Lucas
ntp: Eric Konopka
courier: Jim Gifford
Gerard Beekmans for generally putting up with us and for running the whole LFS project.
Bruce Dubbs for writing the kde.txt hint from which we gathered much useful information.
Lee Harris for writing the gpm.txt hint on which our gpm instructions are based.
Marc Heerdink for writing the gpm2.txt hint on which our gpm instruction are based.
Jeremy Jones (otherwise known as mca) for hacking Makefiles and general assistance.
J_Man for submitting a gpm-1.19.3.diff file on which our gpm instructions are based.
Scot Mc Pherson for writing the gnome-1.4.txt hint from which was gathered useful information and for warning us that GNOME Version 2.0 may not be ready to put in the book.
Tushar Teredesai for writing the Compiling Java 2 SDK from Scratch hint on which j2sdk is based and for writing the docbook hint used throughout the typesetting chapter.
Oliver Brakmann for developing the dhcpcd patch for FHS compliance.
DJ Lucas for contributing to dhcpcd patch and many contributions while DHCP section was being developed and beyond.
Billy O'Connor for building GNOME 2.0 so many times and being very helpful with his comments on that section.
Ted Riley for writing the Linux-PAM + CrackLib + Shadow hint on which reinstalling shadow to use PAM is based.
Fernando Arbeiza for doing great quality assurance on Shadow utilizing PAM. The machine access he saved may have been yours.
Jim Harris for writing the dig-nslookup-host.txt hint on which the bind-utils instructions are based.
Eric Konopka for writing the ntp.txt hint on which the ntp section is based.
Marc Heerdink for creating patches for tcp_wrappers and portmap.
Archaic for trouble shooting the mozilla section by performing multiple builds and for providing a description of the various mozilla extensions.
Nathan Coulson for writing the new network bootscripts.
Alexander E. Patrakov for patches and suggestions to improve the book content and increasing the l10n awareness.
Ian Chilton for writing the nfs hint.
Nathan Coulson, DJ Lucas and Zack Winkles for reworking the bootscripts used throughout the book.
Randy McMurchy for writing the Heimdal hint and for proofreading the book from cover to cover for grammatical errors.