My first non-bugfix contribution to Linux has appeared in Debian unstable. It’s a data file of disclaimers for the fortune program.

I created it because at work, we’re required to put a paragraph-long legal notice in the login sequence of every machine, informing people that the machine must only be used by authorized individuals, may not be used for confidential material, etc etc.

So now I add fortune disclaimer to my .bashrc, so the disclaimer seems to finish off with something like “Cape does not enable wearer to fly”, or “If rash develops, discontinue use.”

Hey, if I have to look at the thing every time I log in, I may as well get a laugh out of its context.