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-| [[x302.html|Prev]] |  | [[sourcecopyrights.html|Next]] |+====== Acknowledgements ======
  
-----+Many people have contributed substantially to Etherboot. We are grateful for all the assistance over the years. ​
  
-====== Acknowledgements ======+This page lists major contributors who identified themselves when submitting code to the project. We do our best to keep this up to date, but if you feel your name has been accidentally left out, please contact [[mdc@etherboot.org|me]]. 
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 +===== A - D ===== 
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 +  * **Doug Ambrisko**\\ Contributed patches to start32.S from FreeBSD version to make it boot Windows after answering N to Boot from Network question. Contributed FreeBSD support and improved serial console support which is now merged into distribution since version 4.2.8. Minor patches to 4.7.21 to make compilation under FreeBSD easier. 
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 +  * **William Arbaugh**\\ Contributed patches for eepro to work with 3.2. 
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 +  * **Martin Atkins**\\ Contributed mntnbi for mounting DOS NBIs. 
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 +  * **Georg Baum**\\ Contributed a Schneider & Koch G16 driver. 
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 +  * **Rainer Bawidamann**\\ Contributed a Realtek 8139 driver. 
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 +  * **Greg Beeley**\\ Contributed a 3c905b driver. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c905b.txt before using. 
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 +  * **Andrew Bettison**\\ Sent in a patch to run the SMC EtherEZ in PIO mode, required for some motherboards. 
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 +  * **Eric Biederman**\\ Improved the recovery logic of main.c and lots of other changes. Contributed E820H memory sizing logic. Reworked PCI logic. Made more compatible with LinuxBIOS. Lots of small fixes. Reworked the architecture completely to be much more portable. Wrote a lot of new code. A list of his contributions would take several paragraphs. 
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 +  * **Attila Bogar**\\ Contributed a bug fix to the bootmenu code and a patch to main.c to remove looping menus on failure. Also code for ARP replies and TFTP retransmit (#ifdef CONGESTED). Cleanup of tftp and tftpd. 
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 +  * **Charlie Brady**\\ Donated NE2100 card so that a driver could be written, and helped test the LancePCI driver. Spotted bug with 4.1 header code. 
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 +  * **Michael Brown**\\ Contributed the first wireless NIC drivers for the Prism chipset. ​ Wrote the initial implementation of the UNDI driver and the PXE API under funding from Entity Cyber. ​ Wrote iSCSI, AoE, HTTP, HTTPS, and most of the other new features present in the initial release of gPXE.
  
-The following people have contributed substantially to Etherboot. If you feel your name has been left out, just let me know and I will fix it up.+  * **Mark Burazin**\\ Contributed a fix for Compex RL2000 NICs.
  
-  * Markus Gutschke+  * **Gary Byers** of thinguin.org\\ Wrote the LILO prefix program liloprefix.S.
  
-Co-author of Etherboot. He was the person who ported the Netboot suite from FreeBSDHe has enhanced ​Etherboot ​with many features, one new driver and has contributed various utilities and addons.+  * **Donald Christensen**\\ Converted all the as86/​nasm ​.S files to gas format, thus allowing ​Etherboot ​to be built without requiring as86/nasm.
  
-  * Gero Kuhlmann+  * **Marty Connor**\\ Contributed new Tulip driver ntulip.c. Reduced RTL8139 footprint. Added support for Netgear FA310TX (Tulip clone, LC82C168 chip). Support for 3Com905C. Romutil for 905C, which have block erase EEPROMs. Contributed the development of liloprefix.S through thinguin.org. Finally made the ROM images conformant PnP boot ROM images. Wrote the SiS900 driver. Made Tulip driver work for many more variants. Wrote the National Semiconductor DP83815 driver, under funding from [[http://​www.sicompos.com/​|Sicom System]].
  
-The original mknbi utilities used by Etherboot are from NetbootHe has also clarified the original specification by Jamie Honan.+  * **Andrew Coulthurst**\\ Contributed patch for making Intel eepro work in 4.0.
  
-  * Jamie Honan+  * **Rob de Bath**\\ Current maintainer of bcc and associated tools like as86, used in older versions of Etherboot to assemble the x86 assembly language files.
  
-Jamie started Netboot off by writing ​the first version that used code from a packet driver.+  * **Peter Dobcsanyi**\\ Contributed vendor and device IDs for the Netvin NE2000/PCI clone.
  
-  * Martin Renters et. al+===== E - H =====
  
-The original authors of Netboot on FreeBSD.+  * **Daniel Engstrom**\\ Contributed a SMC9000 driver.
  
-  * Bruce Evans+  * **Klaus Espenlaub**\\ Contributed various cleanup patches to the code especially in the bootmenu area, fixes for the NE2000 driver, as well as a completely revamped start32.S. Also introduced Rainer Bawidamann'​s code, see next paragraph. Contributed further improvements in Realtek 8139 driver. Did a major rewrite from 4.4.5 to 4.5.5, see doc/​maint/​LOG.
  
-Created bcc compiler used by Etherboot/​16 (16 bit ROMs are no longer supported).+  * **Bruce Evans**\\ ​Created bcc compiler used by Etherboot/​16 (16 bit ROMs are no longer supported).
  
-  * Rob de Bath+  * **John Finlay**\\ Wrote a utility for programming EEPROMs on 3c90x in situ.
  
-Current maintainer ​of bcc and associated tools like as86, used in older versions of Etherboot to assemble the x86 assembly language files.+  * **Adam Fritzler**\\ Contributed 3c529 (MCA version ​of 3c509) support ​in driver.
  
-  * Gerd Knorr+  * **Fred Gray**\\ Contributed changes in tulip.c to check for a duplex connection and to modify the controller register if so.
  
-Contributed MASQ for making a boot floppy without DOS.+  * **Markus Gutschke**\\ Co-author of Etherboot. Markus ported the Netboot suite from FreeBSD. He has enhanced Etherboot with many features, one new driver and has contributed various utilities and add-ons.
  
-  * Adam Richter+  * **Jim Hague**\\ Contributed fixes to 3c503 driver for PIO mode, fix to makerom for presetting EPROM bytes, and various endian fixes.
  
-Contributed ​comboot ​for making a boot floppy without DOS.+  * **Alex Harin**\\ ​Contributed ​patches ​for prepended loaders and makerom to make bootrom PnP and PCI compatible.
  
-  * Claus-Justus Heine+  ​* **Claus-Justus Heine**\\ Contributed patch for serial console and NFS swapping. See the contrib/​nfs-swap directory for his Web page.
  
-Contributed patch for serial console and NFS swapping. See the contrib/​nfs-swap directory for his Web page.+  * **Jamie Honan**\\ Started Netboot off by writing ​the first version that used code from a packet driver.
  
-  * Dickon Reed+  * **Matt Hortman**\\ Contributed fix to eepro100 driver that fixes incorrect latency setting. Also Makefile rule for .lzfd0.
  
-Contributed display of loading status and a hack for the 3c509 card.+===== I - L =====
  
-  * David Munro+  * **Rohit Jalan**\\ Contributed a patch for FreeBSD style PXE booting.
  
-Contributed ​PCI detection code originally from Linux sources.+  * **Günter Knauf**\\ Suggested making the ASK_BOOT prompts more generic and clearer. Also contributed a DOS utility for extracting the identifier string and PCI IDs, if any, out of the boot ROM. Contributed a wake on LAN CGI script.
  
-  * Charlie Brady+  * **Gerd Knorr**\\ Contributed MASQ for making a boot floppy without DOS.
  
-Donated NE2100 card so that a driver could be written, and helped test the LancePCI ​driver. Spotted bug with 4.1 header code.+  * **Peter Kögel**\\ contributed patches to the SiS900 ​driver ​to make it work for the SiS630e/​SiS730s.
  
-  * Rogier Wolff+  * **Igor V. Kovalenko**\\ Contributed a Winbind W89C840 driver.
  
-Created Intel EtherExpressPro 100 driver and binary to hex converter.+  * **Gero Kuhlmann**\\ Contributed the original mknbi utilities used by Etherboot are from Netboot. He also clarified the original specification by Jamie Honan.
  
-  * Vlag Lungu+  * **Jean Marc Lacroix**\\ Contributed an improved bin2intelhex.
  
-Contributed ​patches to work with DHCP. Also contributed a fix to match the received XID against the transmitted oneimportant in a network with many requesters.+  * **Anders Larsen**\\ ​Contributed ​mkQNXnbifor generating boot images from QNX kernels.
  
-  * William Arbaugh+  * **Timothy Legge**\\ Contributed a 3c515 driver, ISA PnP implementation,​ sundance, tlan, and pcnet32 drivers, enabled multicast in 3c509, 3c515, 3c595, pcnet32, rtl8139, sundance, tlan, and via-rhine drivers, and contributed new multicast tftp implementation (proto_tftm).
  
-Patches for eepro to work with 3.2.+  * **Christopher Li**\\ Contributed an Intel E1000 gigabit Ethernet driver.
  
-  * Jean Marc Lacroix+  * **Peter Lister**\\ (With Vasil Vasilev) Contributed changes to generate .pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter.
  
-Contributed ​an improved bin2intelhex.+  * **Nick Lopez**\\ ​Contributed ​change to tulip.c to handle Macronix 98715 (Tulip clone).
  
-  * Jim Hague+  * **Vlag Lungu**\\ Contributed patches to work with DHCP. Also contributed a fix to match the received XID against the transmitted one, important in a network with many requesters.
  
-Contributed fixes to 3c503 driver for PIO mode, fix to makerom for presetting EPROM bytes, and various endian fixes.+===== M - P =====
  
-  * Andrew Coulthurst+  * **Paolo Marini**\\ Contributed the Via-Rhine driver.
  
-Contributed patch for making Intel eepro work in 4.0.+  * **Jim McQuillan**\\ Provided changes to support the SMC1211 which uses the RTL8139 chip.
  
-  * Doug Ambrisko+  * **Matthias Meixner**\\ Found a receive status bug in the RTL8139 driver.
  
-Contributed patches to start32.S from FreeBSD version ​to make it boot Windoze after answering N to Boot from Network questionContributed FreeBSD support and improved serial console support which is now merged into distribution since version 4.2.8. Minor patches to 4.7.21 to make compilation under FreeBSD easier.+  * **Jean-Jacques Michel**\\ ​Contributed patches to the via-rhine.c driver ​to make it work for the VT6102 model as used on some DFE530-TX Rev.A3 NICs.
  
-  * Alex Harin+  * **Shao Miller**\\ IMGAUTO command patch, WinXP SAN-boot Wiki articles, working on initrd and cmdline support for .LKRN build target, IRC help.
  
-Contributed ​patches for prepended loaders and makerom to make bootrom PnP and PCI compatible.+  * **David Munro**\\ ​Contributed PCI detection code originally from Linux sources.
  
-  * Peter Dobcsanyi+  * **Alex Nemirovsky**\\ Contributed patches to use BIOS call to size memory otherwise Etherboot was trampling on top of 640kB area, which is used by some extended BIOSes. Also contributed patches to pci.c to implement PCI bus support on BIOSes that do not implement BIOS32, or incorrectly.
  
-Contributed vendor and device IDs for the Netvin NE2000/PCI clone.+  * **Nathan R. Neulinger**\\ Found bug due to tu_block being declared signed short in arpa/tftp.h on many platforms when it should be unsigned short.
  
-  * adam AT mudlist PERIOD eorbit PERIOD net+  * **Shusuke Nisiyama**\\ Contributed a 3c595 (may work for 3c590) driver.
  
-Contributed ​RARP code as alternative to BOOTP/DHCP. Activated by RARP_NOT_BOOTP define.+  * **Didier Poirot**\\ ​Contributed ​an Etherpower II (EPIC 100) driver.
  
-  * Daniel Engstrom+===== Q - T =====
  
-Contributed a SMC9000 driver.+  * **Cai Qiang**\\ Fixed the WinCE loader.
  
-  * Didier Poirot+  * **Dickon Reed**\\ Contributed display of loading status and a hack for the 3c509 card.
  
-Contributed an Etherpower II (EPIC 100) driver.+  * **Martin Renters et. al**\\ The original authors of Netboot on FreeBSD.
  
-  * Martin Atkins+  * **Adam Richter**\\ Contributed comboot for making a boot floppy without DOS.
  
-Contributed ​mntnbi ​for mounting DOS NBIs.+  * **Luigi Rizzo**\\ ​Contributed ​a bootloader from FreeBSD that works for both floppy and hard disk partitions. This obsoletes floppyload.S. Patch to do adaptive timeout in NFS booting.
  
-  * Attila Bogar+  * **Armin Schindler**\\ Contributed a patch to allow booting LynxOS KDI images.
  
-Contributed a bug fix to the bootmenu code and a patch to main.to remove looping menus on failureAlso code for ARP replies and TFTP retransmit (#ifdef CONGESTED). Cleanup ​of tftp and tftpd.+  * **David Sharp**\\ ​Contributed a FreeBSD driver for Tulip based cards(Ken Yap ported it to EtherbootNot tested because ​code needs to be written ​for all the variants ​of the Tulip and also because no hardware available for testing.)
  
-  * Nathan RNeulinger+  * **Michael Sinz**\\ Contributed patches for loading debug symbols when booting FreeBSD.
  
-Found bug due to tu_block being declared signed short in arpa/tftp.h on many platforms when it should be unsigned short.+  * **Steve Smith**\\ Extended the 3c905b driver for other members of the 90x family. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c90x.txt before using. Modified loader.S for some BIOSes that don't behave correctly with INT19H.
  
-  * David Sharp+===== U - Z =====
  
-Contributed ​a FreeBSD driver for Tulip based cards. Ken Yap ported it to EtherbootNot tested because code needs to be written for all the variants of the Tulip and also because no hardware available to me.+  * **Vasil Vasilev**\\ (With Peter Lister) ​Contributed ​changes ​to generate ​.pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter.
  
-  * Greg Beeley+  * **Bernd Wiebelt**\\ Contributed code to request vendor tags in DHCP.
  
-Contributed a 3c905b ​driver. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c905b.txt before using.+  * **Rogier Wolff**\\ Created Intel EtherExpressPro 100 driver ​and binary ​to hex converter.
  
-  * Alex Nemirovsky+===== Miscellaneous Other =====
  
-Contributed ​patches ​to use BIOS call to size memory otherwise Etherboot was trampling on top of 640kB area, which is used by some extended BIOSes. Also contributed patches to pci.c to implement PCI bus support on BIOSes that do not implement BIOS32, or incorrectly.+  * **adam AT mudlist PERIOD eorbit PERIOD net**\\ ​Contributed ​RARP code as alternative ​to BOOTP/DHCP. Activated ​by RARP_NOT_BOOTP define.
  
-  * Günter Knauf+  * **jluke AT deakin PERIOD edu PERIOD au**\\ Sent in a fix for the WD/SMC8013 which I finally verified.
  
-Suggested making ​the ASK_BOOT prompts more generic and clearerAlso contributed a DOS utility for extracting the identif+  * **Mark G** of Inprimis Technologies\\ Contributed another FA311 (National Semiconductor DP83815) driver, also based on the Donald Becker Linux driver.

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