About Andrew and Linus - A good article on AST's Web page
Posted Jan 18, 2007 7:26 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
I've known for several years now that Andrew Tanenbaum and Linus buried the hatchet long ago over the infamous flame war back in 1993. But for those of you not familiar, AST has written about his correspondence with Ken Brown of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute. Brown appeared to be writing a book on the history of Unix; in particular he seemed to be prying (mis)information out of AST as to whether Linus could actually write the entire Linux kernel himself without "borrowing" others' (presumably copyrighted and/or patented) Unix code (the double-quotes are mine).
I feel that AST's article is an enlightening account of the high praise AST actually has for Linus and Linux.
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