I would like to thank all the fine folks at Prentice Hall for giving me this opportunity. A special thanks to Chris Negus for shepherding me through the authoring process. Standing on the shoulders of giants such as Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, Klaus Knopper, and many others who have contributed and continue to contribute to Free Open Source Software, a big thank you. For without such, this project would not exist.

Thanks to John Andrews for founding and sharing his creation. Many thanks to the community of DSL users. Thanks for the suggestions, bug reports, sharing your knowledge with others, and the many application extensions known as the MyDSL repository. Thanks to community members, mikshaw, thehatsrule, cbagger01, ...

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