SearchEnterpriseLinux: Who Wrote Linux? I Did! No, Harry Did! Or Was It the Monkey?
Jun 13, 2004, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
"Now that there's money to be made from Linux, creators of the
Linux kernel's code are showing up faster than long-lost relatives
at a billionaire's funeral. First, SCO said that a bunch of Linux
code belongs to them. Now, some folks are saying that Linus
Torvalds stole Minix code to create Linux, and Linux really belongs
to the Prentice Hall publishing house which now owns Minix.
"Of course, Linus denies all those claims, as well he should. He
and I both know that he stole that code from me. Oh yeah, it's
true. I've kept it quiet because Linus turned out to be a fine
fellow. He chose a penguin as the Linux mascot and made Linux free,
too. Gotta love him..."