5. Acknowledgements from Gerhard

I would like to thank Michel Méral who has drawn all the beautiful animal drawing in my book, Robert L. Ziegler for allowing me to include his Firewall software and all Linux users around the world for their comments and suggestions.

5.1. Acknowledgements from "Maddy"

The book has been orginally written by Gerhard Mourani www.openna.com but i would like to thank him for collaborating with me in porting ( for the want of a better word).To say he was co-operative will be an under statement he was always there with a helping hand to answer my innumerable queries etc. Also i would like to thank the following people,but not in any particular order;

Norman Walsh, http://nwalsh.com/~ndw/ for his phenominal and brilliant contribution to DocBook. To me at times looks like only one man contributing to its growth, popularity and in the process as well making it a mature product. Add to that he is a wonderful human being. My many many thanks to him.

Peter Graves, http://armedbear.org for his Brilliant editor j, i do all my work using it and there are no words to describe it. i am indebted to him. I doubt very much if i could have worked for long stretches without it.

Bryan Henderson, http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/ for his netpbm package and more than any thing for having the patience in dealing with my often persistent and idiotic queries. His software was mainly responsible for converting and manupilating all the orginal images which were in some esoteric format.

Additionally i would also like to thank the following for releasing the right software at the right time:

James clark, http://www.jclark.com/ for his xt and xp
Michael Kay, http://users.iclway.co.uk/mhkay/saxon/ for Saxon
To each and everyone at OASIS, http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/
To each and everyone at Docbook.org, http://docbook.org/
To Sebestain Rahtz, http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rahtz/passivetex/ for his contribution to DocBook
Mark Galassi for his brilliant Docbook Tutorial http://nis-www.lanl.gov/~rosalia/mydocs/ , My starting point!.

The list would probably go on endlessly, and may be require a book for acknowledgements i guess.