Samizdat -- stinks on ice.

Posted by dave on May 27, 2004 5:27 AM EDT
Mailing list; By Eric S. Raymond
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Since their 14 May announcement of a forthcoming book purporting to show that Linus Torvalds did not write Linux, the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute has come in for enraged attack not just fom Linux fans but from Andy Tanenbaum, one of the people they cite as a major evidentiary source and the wronged party in their narrative. For some unaccountable reason ADTI just sent me 92 pages of the book. As one who both lived through and has studied the history of Unix and open source, I can report that this thing is probably the worst case of fraud and ax-grinding I've seen since "Arming America".

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