Weird stuff from Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Posted May 17, 2004 13:23 UTC (Mon) by dcoutts
Parent article: Weird stuff from Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
This seems fairly easy to sort out, just pull out a copy of linux 0.0.1. Linus himself notes that it is the work of a young programmer, is full of poor coding practice and certianly not comparable in scope or quality to version of unix of the same period.
Then we just trace each version and note that it improves *gradually* over the years into a kernel that is certianly comparable in scope and quality of today's comercial unix flavours.
Linux is obviously inspired by unix. Some complain that Linux is 'terribly derivitave' (mainly when promoting the HURD) but that is meant in a derivitive ideas sense, not in the copyright sense.
Perhaps this is all that AdTI is alleging? :-)
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