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SLFFEA Acknowledgments

Updated 9/14/99




I would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions to SLFFEA:
For Inspiration:
  1. Richard Stallman - Granddaddy of the Free Software Movement
  2. Linus Torvalds - The Free Software Movement's prodigal son
  3. comp.os.linux.setup - One of the most altruistic gatherings in the world.
For Code development:
  1. Brian Paul - Writer of Mesa upon which SLFFEA's GUI is built. Thanks for making my PC as good as the SGI I used to have at work.
  2. Philip Winston - Writer of the P-Winston Motion Engine which controls all mouse movements. This is probably the best thing about my GUI.
  3. Dr. Thomas Hughes - Writer of the classic FEA text "The Finite Element Method". SLFFEA's variable naming conventions as well as a few subroutines are based on his book.
General:
  1. Vinh Le - My brother, for lots of programming advice, and providing a model for these pages.
  2. Mark Preston - Made several requests for added features to my truss code, and gave me the first sense that SLFFEA would be a worthwhile project.
  3. Antony Searle - Posted the subroutine ScreenShot which acts as my screendump.
  4. Brendan J. Green - Posted the subroutine printText which draws the control panel text.
Usenet:

I have occasionally posted to Usenet while I worked on SLFFEA. Here are some of the people who helped me:
  1. For setting up GNU/Linux:
    1. Roy Stogner - Gave me and lots of other people tons of advice on getting GNU/Linux up and running.
    2. Alex Eskin - Told me I had a busmouse.
    3. Liberty Bowman - Told me I had a busmouse and which X driver I should use.
    4. David Rees - Told me I had to rebuild the kernel.
    5. Alexander Viro - Gave me good suggestions for partitioning.
    6. Juergen Heinzl - Gave even more partitioning information.
  2. For information on how to find the roots of a cubic:
    1. Bob Riley - Great math advice.
    2. Ailan C
    3. Don Shaffer
    4. Todd Rose
    5. Keith A. Honkala
    6. Michael Taeschner
KPLUG - Kernal Panic Linux Users Group - San Diego - especially the members John Sage, George, Nandy T. Szots, and Brian Manning. I'd also like to thank John H. Robinson, IV for generously lending me his laptop and saving my presentation on January 10th, 2002 after the projector rejected the input from mine.
Thanks to Qi Yang for submitting some bug fixes and working on a Windows port.
Web Pages which thought my early simple truss code was worth linking to:
  1. The INTERNET FINITE ELEMENT RESOURCES page -
  2. SAL - Scientific Applications on Linux -
  3. FEMur - Finite Element Method universal resource -

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