Appendix A. Credits

A.1. PortaBoom Credits

WHAT: Debian GNU/Linux

WHY: base operating system kernel, compiled libraries and binaries, and startup scripts, and a bunch of love :)

WHO: Debian GNU Linux Developers. All of them. See WHERE for more info.

WHERE: and


WHAT: Perl

WHY: nearly all the scripting/programming tasks

WHO: originally written by Larry Wall, and maintained by Perl Porters worldwide


HOW: Perl Artistic License -or- GNU GPL

WHAT: Perl::Tk

WHY: all the GUI stuff (Graphical User Interfaces)

WHO: Nick Ing-Simmons and others


HOW: Perl Artistic License -or- GNU GPL

WHAT: vim

WHY: a text editor, and a damn good one too

WHO: Sven Guckes, and others


HOW: CharityWare; donations to charites are encouraged

WHAT: syslinux, a Linux bootloader for use on MS-DOS formatted filesystems

WHY: lpp utils, creates images for use when booting syslinux

WHO: H. Peter Anvin



WHAT: LinuxCare Bootable Toolbox

WHY: CD layout, init scripts, idea to use cloop.o, framebuffer X idea. Without this, none of PortaBoom would really exist right now


WHERE: (Multiple concurrent licenses, listed at the bottom of the page)

WHAT: Knoppix, a run-from-CD Linux distribution

WHY: coloring of script output, hardware detection using kudzu/hwsetup, system init scripts

WHO: Klaus Knopper, creator; the Knoppix team, maintainers


HOW: GNU GPL (for non-commercial use), other licensing for Commercial use

WHAT: kudzu

WHY: detects machine hardware, and recommends modules to install for the hardware

WHO: Red Hat software



WHAT: Gimp

WHY: image manipulation, and lots of use of the fractal generator

WHO: Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball, plus numerous others



WHAT: fb2png

WHY: taking framebuffer screenshots

WHO: Troels Liebe Bentsen, Jonas Jensen



WHAT: fblogo, a kernel framebuffer logo generator

WHY: this is what make the "All your frags are belong to us" Debian logo that you see on boot

WHO: <m{at}>, originally written by <daniel{at}>



WHAT: Writing Documentation Using DocBook

WHY: examples of how to write DocBook documents using XML, and how to generate the document in other formats from the XML source

WHO: David Rugge <davidrugge{at}>


HOW: GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.1

WHAT: My music collection

WHY: inspiration

WHO: Quite the list, including 10,000 Maniacs, 2 Live Crew, 2Pac, 311, A Perfect Circle, AC, AC DC, AC-DC, Accept, Afrocelt Soundsystem, Al DiMeola, Alcatrazz, Alice In Chains, Andrew Cole, Animal & The Muppets, Animal House, Anthrax, Audio Adrenaline, Bad Religion, Baja Men, Barenaked Ladies, Beastie Boys, Beatles, Ben Folds, Big Country, Björk, Black 47, Black Crowes, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Bob Marley, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley And The Wailers, Book of Funk, Boston, Cake, Carlos Santana, Carlos Santana & John McLaughl, Cheap Trick, Chef, Chris Cornell, Circle Jerks, Clash, Concrete Blonde, Coolio, Corrosion Of Conformity, Creedence Clearwater Revival, DANZIG, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews Band, De La Soul, Deep Purple, depeche mode, Devo, Dido, Dio, Dire Straits, Donald Fagen, Doors, Down, Dread Zeppelin, Dudley Moore, Electric Light Orchestra, Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, Everlast, Exodus, Fixx, Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Gear Daddies, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Gipsy Kings, Guns N Roses, Heavy D. & The Boyz, Henry Rollins, Hole, Ice Cube, Incubus, Insane Clown Posse, INXS, Iron Maiden, Jane's Addiction, Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, Jimmy Page and The Black Crowe, John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker Sings the Blue, Judas Priest, King Diamond, King's X, Korn, L.L. Cool J, Ladwig, Led Zeppelin, Lords Of The New Church, Los Lobos, Love and Rockets, M.O.D., Maná, Marley, Bob, Martin L. Gore, Megadeth, Men At Work, Mercyful Fate, Metal Church, Metallica, Metallica-..And Justice For Al, Mike Tyson, Mike Watt, Miles Davis, Mindless Self Indulgence, Ministry, Minutemen, Misfits, Missing Persons, Missy Elliot, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Mother Love Bone, Motley Crue, Mr. Big, Muppet Show, Musique vs U2, Natalie Merchant, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, nine inch nails, Nirvana, no artist, None, Oingo Boingo, Otis Rush, Ottmar Liebert, Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra, Ozzy Osbourne, P.O.D., Pantera, Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam w/Victoria Williams, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Poe, Primus, Prince, Psychedelic Furs, Public Enemy, Queen, Queensryche, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reverend Horton Heat, Rob Zombie, robert cray, Roger Waters, Rollins Band, Run-D.M.C., Rush, S.O.D., Santana, ScatMan, Scatman John, Scorpions, Sepultura, Silverchair, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Social Distortion, Soft Cell, Soul Coughing, Soundgarden, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Staind, Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double, Stormtroopers Of Death, Stray Cats, Strunz & Farah, Sugar Ray, System of a Down, Talking Heads, Temple of the Dog, Tesla, Testament, The Aquabats, The B-52's, The Beatles, The Beez, The Black Crowes, The Cars, The Clash, The Cult, The Cure, The Incredible Moses Leroy, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Lords Of The New Church, The Misfits, The Police, The Scorpions, The SMiths, The Specials, The Stooges, The Strokes, The Time, Thin Lizzy, Thomas Newman, Tibetan Freedom Concert Disk 2, Tom Tom Club, Tom Waits, Tommy Dorsey, Tone Loc, Tool, Triumph, U2, Van Halen, Various, Various Artists, Violent Femmes, Wall of Voodoo, War, Warren G, Wendy & Lisa, Westside Connection, White Zombie, Whitesnake, Wreckx n' Effect, Wycleff Jean, XTC, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising F, Yngwie Malmsteen, ZZ Top

WHERE: Your local record store, online, and thru all those filesharing thingies

HOW: All songs are (c) the respective aritsts, or whatever