May 17, 2004

Linus Torvalds Didn't Invent Linux

According to this story at Yahoo!, which was originally posted at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, Linus Torvalds did not invent Linux. Clearly the writer of the article is a bit confused. Linus' brilliant response: "Ok, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus."

Posted by Andre at May 17, 2004 09:19 PM

I think it's evident that this is part of the same hoopla that has been going on for a while, all the allegations that much of open source was stolen, etc. Is it any coincidence that the article reads just like a SCO complaint rag?

The author also obviously mixes up source code with design. Linux imitates Unix, therefore, it's stolen. Or something.

I would put no stock in this.

Posted by: galdosd at May 18, 2004 04:08 AM

ring ring ring ring ring ring ring


Posted by: bnafn at May 20, 2004 03:03 AM
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