1. Introduction

For various reasons this brand new release is codenamed the OberoN release.

New code names will appear as per industry standard guidelines to emphasize the state-of-the-art-ness of this document.

This document was written when a friend (JaSoN) asked me if I could write a document on smart cards and applications. And all the pages here was once a bunch of papers. Thanks JaSoN...

1.1. Copyright Information

Copyright (c) 2001 by Tolga KILI«LI

Please freely copy and distribute (sell or give away) this document in any format. It's requested that corrections and/or comments be fowarded to the document maintainer. You may create a derivative work and distribute it provided that you:

  1. Send your derivative work (in the most suitable format such as sgml) to the LDP (Linux Documentation Project) or the like for posting on the Internet. If not the LDP, then let the LDP and the author know where it is available.

  2. License the derivative work with this same license or use GPL. Include a copyright notice and at least a pointer to the license used.

  3. Give due credit to previous authors and major contributors.

If you're considering making a derived work other than a translation, it's requested that you discuss your plans with the current maintainer.

As the author of this document, I would like to list the derivative works and publications in this document.

1.2. Disclaimer

No liability for the contents of this documents can be accepted. Use the concepts, examples and other content at your own risk. As this is a new edition of this document, there may be errors and inaccuracies, that may of course be damaging to your system. Proceed with caution, and although this is highly unlikely, the author do not take any responsibility for that.

All copyrights are held by their by their respective owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.

1.3. New Versions

This is the initial release.

The latest version number of this document can be found on my website.

1.4. Feedback

Please send your additions, comments and criticisms to the following email address : .

1.5. Translations

Not everyone speaks English, pointers to translations are nice. Also your translators tend to give very important inputs. If you want to translate this document in your own language please let me know so I could list it down here.