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Vrije Universiteit: Comparison of Linux Code with MINIX Code

May 28, 2004, 15:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexey Toptygin)

"'Around the middle of April, I was contacted by a friend of mine who asked me if I wanted to do some code analysis on a consultancy basis for his boss, Ken Brown. I ended up doing about 10 hours of work, comparing early versions of Linux and Minix, looking for copied code.

"'My results are here. To summarize, my analysis found no evidence whatsoever that any code was copied one way or the other. (I realize that Minix predates Linux, but I did the comparison bidirectionally for the sake of objectivity)...'"

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