Posted May 17, 2004 17:58 UTC (Mon) by AnswerGuy
In reply to: Weird stuff from Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Parent article: Weird stuff from Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
If one is going to impugn the honesty of someone why would one bother to ask them directly? Once you've called someone's integrity and honesty to question then you have no reason to trust their answers to any questions you pose.
However the issue is moot. Linus wrote the original code. Many contributed to it over the years (perhaps a couple thousand). Some among them may have contributed code of dubious provenance and some small amount of that may have managed to leak into Linux. This missive from de Toqueville is unconcerned with significance or truth --- it seems to be simple sensationalism.
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