I consider anyone who has contributed to the free and open source software community to be a contributor to the book you are holding. The backbone of any Linux distribution is formed by the organizations that produce the distributions, the major projects included in Linux, and the thousands of people who give their time and code to support Linux. So, thanks to you all!
Special thanks to David Duffey for providing excellent feedback as technical editor of this edition. A smart TE makes it tough on the author, but the result is always a better book. Thanks to the folks at Wiley for helping me press through the project. As project editor, Ami Sullivan did an excellent job of gently prodding this busy author to meet his deadlines, as she managed the book between the various editors and production staff. Thanks to Margot Maley Hutchison and Maureen Maloney from Waterside Productions for contracting the book for me with Wiley.
And finally, special thanks to my wife, Sheree. There's no way I could do the work I do without the solid support I get on the home front. I love you, and thanks for taking such good care of Seth, Caleb, and me.