Remember the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution? They are the folks who put
out the "Linux
may help terrorists" press release
almost exactly two years ago. They
are at it again with this strange
hyping an upcoming book. "In one of the few extensive
and critical studies on the source of open source code, Kenneth Brown,
president of AdTI, traces the free software movement over three decades --
from its romantic but questionable beginnings, through its evolution to a
commercial effort that draws on unpaid contributions from thousands of
programmers. Among other points, the study directly challenges Linus
Torvalds' claim to be the inventor of Linux.
" They promise excerpts
from the book on May 20.
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