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Tanenbaum: Some Notes on the "Who Wrote Linux" Kerfuffle, Release 1.1

May 20, 2004, 14:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Tanenbaum)

[ Thanks to Ilias Biris for this link. ]

"Ken Brown, President of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, contacted me in early March. He said he was writing a book on the history of UNIX and would like to interview me. Since I have written 15 books and have been involved in the history of UNIX in several ways, I said I was willing to help out. I have been interviewed by many people for many reasons over the years, and have been on Dutch and US TV and radio and in various newspapers and magazines, so I didn't think too much about it.

"Brown flew over to Amsterdam to interview me on 23 March 2004. Apparently I was the only reason for his coming to Europe. The interview got off to a shaky start..."

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