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 ====== Acknowledgements ====== ====== Acknowledgements ======
  
-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.+Many people have contributed substantially to Etherboot. ​We are grateful for all the assistance over the years
  
-  * Markus Gutschke+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]].
  
-Co-author of Etherboot. He was the person who ported the Netboot suite from FreeBSD. He has enhanced Etherboot with many features, one new driver and has contributed various utilities and addons.+===== A D =====
  
-  * Gero Kuhlmann+  * **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.
  
-The original mknbi utilities used by Etherboot are from NetbootHe has also clarified the original specification by Jamie Honan.+  * **William Arbaugh**\\ Contributed patches for eepro to work with 3.2.
  
-  * Jamie Honan+  * **Martin Atkins**\\ Contributed mntnbi for mounting DOS NBIs.
  
-Jamie started Netboot off by writing the first version that used code from packet ​driver.+  * **Georg Baum**\\ Contributed ​Schneider & Koch G16 driver.
  
-  * Martin Renters etal+  * **Rainer Bawidamann**\\ Contributed a Realtek 8139 driver.
  
-The original authors of Netboot on FreeBSD.+  * **Greg Beeley**\\ Contributed a 3c905b driver. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c905b.txt before using.
  
-  * Bruce Evans+  * **Andrew Bettison**\\ Sent in a patch to run the SMC EtherEZ in PIO mode, required for some motherboards.
  
-Created bcc compiler used by Etherboot/​16 (16 bit ROMs are no longer supported).+  * **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.
  
-  * Rob de Bath+  * **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.
  
-Current maintainer of bcc and associated tools like as86used in older versions of Etherboot to assemble ​the x86 assembly language files.+  * **Charlie Brady**\\ Donated NE2100 card so that a driver could be writtenand helped test the LancePCI driver. Spotted bug with 4.1 header code.
  
-  * Gerd Knorr+  * **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.
  
-Contributed ​MASQ for making ​boot floppy without DOS.+  * **Mark Burazin**\\ ​Contributed a fix for Compex RL2000 NICs.
  
-  * Adam Richter+  * **Gary Byers** of thinguin.org\\ Wrote the LILO prefix program liloprefix.S.
  
-Contributed comboot for making a boot floppy ​without ​DOS.+  * **Donald Christensen**\\ Converted all the as86/nasm .S files to gas format, thus allowing Etherboot to be built without ​requiring as86/nasm.
  
-  * Claus-Justus Heine+  * **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]].
  
-Contributed patch for serial console and NFS swappingSee the contrib/​nfs-swap directory for his Web page.+  * **Andrew Coulthurst**\\ ​Contributed patch for making Intel eepro work in 4.0.
  
-  * Dickon Reed+  * **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.
  
-Contributed ​display of loading status ​and a hack for the 3c509 card.+  * **Peter Dobcsanyi**\\ ​Contributed ​vendor ​and device IDs for the Netvin NE2000/PCI clone.
  
-  * David Munro+===== E - H =====
  
-Contributed ​PCI detection code originally from Linux sources.+  * **Daniel Engstrom**\\ ​Contributed ​a SMC9000 driver.
  
-  * Charlie Brady+  * **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.
  
-Donated NE2100 card so that a driver could be written, and helped test the LancePCI driver. Spotted bug with 4.1 header code.+  * **Bruce Evans**\\ Created bcc compiler used by Etherboot/​16 (16 bit ROMs are no longer supported).
  
-  * Rogier Wolff+  * **John Finlay**\\ Wrote a utility for programming EEPROMs on 3c90x in situ.
  
-Created Intel EtherExpressPro 100 driver ​and binary to hex converter.+  * **Adam Fritzler**\\ Contributed 3c529 (MCA version of 3c509) support in driver.
  
-  * Vlag Lungu+  * **Fred Gray**\\ Contributed changes in tulip.c to check for a duplex connection and to modify the controller register if so.
  
-Contributed patches to work with DHCPAlso contributed a fix to match the received XID against the transmitted one, important in a network ​with many requesters.+  * **Markus Gutschke**\\ Co-author of EtherbootMarkus ported ​the Netboot suite from FreeBSD. He has enhanced Etherboot ​with many features, one new driver and has contributed various utilities and add-ons.
  
-  * William Arbaugh+  * **Jim Hague**\\ Contributed fixes to 3c503 driver for PIO mode, fix to makerom for presetting EPROM bytes, and various endian fixes.
  
-Patches ​for eepro to work with 3.2.+  * **Alex Harin**\\ Contributed patches ​for prepended loaders and makerom ​to make bootrom PnP and PCI compatible.
  
-  * Jean Marc Lacroix+  * **Claus-Justus Heine**\\ Contributed patch for serial console and NFS swapping. See the contrib/​nfs-swap directory for his Web page.
  
-Contributed an improved bin2intelhex.+  * **Jamie Honan**\\ Started Netboot off by writing the first version that used code from a packet driver.
  
-  * Jim Hague+  * **Matt Hortman**\\ Contributed fix to eepro100 driver that fixes incorrect latency setting. Also Makefile rule for .lzfd0.
  
-Contributed fixes to 3c503 driver for PIO mode, fix to makerom for presetting EPROM bytes, and various endian fixes.+===== I - L =====
  
-  * Andrew Coulthurst+  * **Rohit Jalan**\\ Contributed a patch for FreeBSD style PXE booting.
  
-Contributed patch for making ​Intel eepro work in 4.0.+  * **Günter Knauf**\\ Suggested ​making ​the ASK_BOOT prompts more generic and clearerAlso 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.
  
-  * Doug Ambrisko+  * **Gerd Knorr**\\ Contributed MASQ for making a boot floppy without DOS.
  
-Contributed ​patches to start32.S from FreeBSD version ​to make it boot Windoze 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.+  * **Peter Kögel**\\ contributed ​patches to the SiS900 driver ​to make it work for the SiS630e/​SiS730s.
  
-  * Alex Harin+  * **Igor V. Kovalenko**\\ Contributed a Winbind W89C840 driver.
  
-Contributed ​patches for prepended loaders and makerom to make bootrom PnP and PCI compatible.+  * **Gero Kuhlmann**\\ ​Contributed ​the original mknbi utilities used by Etherboot are from Netboot. He also clarified the original specification by Jamie Honan.
  
-  * Peter Dobcsanyi+  * **Jean Marc Lacroix**\\ Contributed an improved bin2intelhex.
  
-Contributed ​vendor and device IDs for the Netvin NE2000/PCI clone.+  * **Anders Larsen**\\ ​Contributed ​mkQNXnbi, ​for generating boot images from QNX kernels.
  
-  * adam AT mudlist PERIOD eorbit PERIOD net+  * **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).
  
-Contributed ​RARP code as alternative to BOOTP/DHCP. Activated by RARP_NOT_BOOTP define.+  * **Christopher Li**\\ ​Contributed ​an Intel E1000 gigabit Ethernet driver.
  
-  * Daniel Engstrom+  * **Peter Lister**\\ (With Vasil Vasilev) Contributed changes to generate .pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter.
  
-Contributed ​a SMC9000 driver.+  * **Nick Lopez**\\ ​Contributed ​change to tulip.c to handle Macronix 98715 (Tulip clone).
  
-  * Didier Poirot+  * **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 an Etherpower II (EPIC 100) driver.+===== M - P =====
  
-  * Martin Atkins+  * **Paolo Marini**\\ Contributed the Via-Rhine driver.
  
-Contributed mntnbi for mounting DOS NBIs.+  * **Jim McQuillan**\\ Provided changes to support the SMC1211 which uses the RTL8139 chip.
  
-  * Attila Bogar+  * **Matthias Meixner**\\ Found a receive status bug in the RTL8139 driver.
  
-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.+  * **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.
  
-  * Nathan RNeulinger+  * **David Munro**\\ Contributed PCI detection code originally from Linux sources.
  
-Found bug due to tu_block being declared signed short in arpa/tftp.on many platforms when it should be unsigned short.+  * **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 BIOSesAlso contributed patches to pci.c to implement PCI bus support ​on BIOSes that do not implement BIOS32, or incorrectly.
  
-  * David Sharp+  * **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.
  
-Contributed a FreeBSD ​driver ​for Tulip based cards. Ken Yap ported it to Etherboot. Not tested because code needs to be written for all the variants of the Tulip and also because no hardware available to me.+  * **Shusuke Nisiyama**\\ ​Contributed a 3c595 (may work for 3c590) ​driver.
  
-  * Greg Beeley+  * **Didier Poirot**\\ Contributed an Etherpower II (EPIC 100) driver.
  
-Contributed a 3c905b driver. Be sure to read the release notes in 3c905b.txt before using.+===== Q - T =====
  
-  * Alex Nemirovsky+  * **Cai Qiang**\\ Fixed the WinCE loader.
  
-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.+  * **Dickon Reed**\\ ​Contributed ​display ​of loading status and a hack for the 3c509 card.
  
-  * Günter Knauf+  * **Martin Renters et. al**\\ The original authors of Netboot on FreeBSD.
  
-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.+  * **Adam Richter**\\ Contributed comboot for making a boot floppy without ​DOS.
  
-  * Klaus Espenlaub+  * **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.
  
-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 major rewrite from 4.4.5 to 4.5.5, see doc/​maint/​LOG.+  * **Armin Schindler**\\ ​Contributed a patch to allow booting LynxOS KDI images.
  
-  * Rainer Bawidamann+  * **David Sharp**\\ Contributed a FreeBSD driver for Tulip based cards. (Ken Yap ported it to Etherboot. Not tested because code needs to be written for all the variants of the Tulip and also because no hardware available for testing.)
  
-Contributed ​a Realtek 8139 driver.+  * **Michael Sinz**\\ ​Contributed ​patches for loading debug symbols when booting FreeBSD.
  
-  * Georg Baum+  * **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.
  
-contributed a Schneider & Koch G16 driver.+===== U - Z =====
  
-  * jluke AT deakin PERIOD edu PERIOD au+  * **Vasil Vasilev**\\ (With Peter Lister) Contributed changes to generate .pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter.
  
-sent in a fix for the WD/SMC8013 which I finally verified.+  * **Bernd Wiebelt**\\ Contributed code to request vendor tags in DHCP.
  
-  * Mark Burazin+  * **Rogier Wolff**\\ Created Intel EtherExpressPro 100 driver and binary to hex converter.
  
-contributed a fix for Compex RL2000 NICs.+===== Miscellaneous Other =====
  
-  * Matthias Meixner+  * **adam AT mudlist PERIOD eorbit PERIOD net**\\ Contributed RARP code as alternative to BOOTP/DHCP. Activated by RARP_NOT_BOOTP define.
  
-found a receive status bug in the RTL8139 driver.+  * **jluke AT deakin PERIOD edu PERIOD au**\\ Sent in a fix for the WD/SMC8013 which I finally verified.
  
-  * Jim McQuillan +  * **Mark G** of Inprimis Technologies\\ Contributed ​another FA311 (National Semiconductor DP83815) driver, also based on the Donald Becker Linux driver.
- +
-provided changes to support the SMC1211 which uses the RTL8139 chip. +
- +
-  ​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. +
- +
-  ​John Finlay +
- +
-Wrote a utility for programming EEPROMs on 3c90x in situ. +
- +
-  ​Nick Lopez +
- +
-Contributed change to tulip.c to handle Macronix 98715 (Tulip clone). +
- +
-  ​Matt Hortman +
- +
-Contributed fix to eepro100 driver that fixes incorrect latency setting. Also Makefile rule for .lzfd0. +
- +
-  * 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]]. +
- +
-  * Anders Larsen +
- +
-contributed mkQNXnbi, for generating boot images from QNX kernels. +
- +
-  * Bernd Wiebelt +
- +
-contributed code to request vendor tags in DHCP. +
- +
-  * Paolo Marini +
- +
-contributed the Via-Rhine driver. +
- +
-  * Adam Fritzler +
- +
-contributed 3c529 (MCA version of 3c509) support in driver. +
- +
-  * Shusuke Nisiyama +
- +
-contributed a 3c595 (may work for 3c590) driver. +
- +
-  * Igor V. Kovalenko +
- +
-contributed a Winbind W89C840 driver. +
- +
-  * Gary Byers +
- +
-of thinguin.org wrote the LILO prefix program liloprefix.S. +
- +
-  * Donald Christensen +
- +
-converted all the as86/nasm .S files to gas format, thus allowing Etherboot to be built without requiring as86/​nasm. +
- +
-  * 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. +
- +
-  * Michael Sinz +
- +
-contributed patches for loading debug symbols when booting FreeBSD. +
- +
-  * 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. +
- +
-  * Peter Kögel +
- +
-contributed patches to the SiS900 driver to make it work for the SiS630e/​SiS730s. +
- +
-  * 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. +
- +
-  * Peter Lister and Vasil Vasilev +
- +
-contributed changes to generate .pxe image that can be booted using a PXE booter. +
- +
-  * Fred Gray +
- +
-contributed changes in tulip.c to check for a duplex connection and to modify the controller register if so. +
- +
-  * Mark G +
- +
-of Inprimis Technologies ​contributed ​another FA311 (National Semiconductor DP83815) driver, also based on the Donald Becker Linux driver+
- +
-  * Armin Schindler +
- +
-contributed a patch to allow booting LynxOS KDI images. +
- +
-  * Christopher Li +
- +
-contributed an Intel E1000 gigabit Ethernet driver. +
- +
-  * Rohit Jalan +
- +
-contributed a patch for FreeBSD style PXE booting. +
- +
-  * Andrew Bettison +
- +
-sent in a patch to run the SMC EtherEZ in PIO mode, required for some motherboards. +
- +
-  * Michael Brown +
- +
-contributed the first wireless NIC drivers for the Prism chipset. +
- +
-  * 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). +
- +
-  * Cai Qiang +
- +
-fixed the WinCE loader.+

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