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Rather than give credit only to the creators of my weblog software (Movable Type), I decided to give credit to all (well, nearly all) of the software used on my site.

By Erik J. Heels

First published 5/30/2003; Heels(dot)com Web Site; Clock Tower Law Group

I just added a bunch of “powered by” logos to my weblog home page. I decided that it was an all-or-nothing proposition. So rather than give credit only to the creators of my weblog software (Movable Type), I decided to give credit to all (well, nearly all) of the software used on my site. This list includes, in alphabetical order, the following:

  1. The Apache HTTP Server by the Apache Software Foundation.
  2. The FreeBSD operating system by The FreeBSD Project.
  3. Mailman, the GNU mailing list manager, by the Free Software Foundation.
  4. Movable Type, web (and weblog) publishing software, by Six Apart.
  5. The MySQL open source database by MySQL AB.
  6. The Perl programming language, originally written by Larry Wall and now written and supported by many.
  7. The Python programming language by the Python Software Foundation.
  8. SWISH-E indexing and searching software by the SWISH-E development team.

I decided not to acknowledge hardware manufacturers, the electric company, my ISP, electromagnetism, gravity, or my mom. OK, I’ll acknowledge my mom. Hi mom! And my wife. Hi honey!

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