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The Register: Alien Puppet Linus Swiped Linux from SCO, Says Balanced Study

May 17, 2004, 15:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"The Washington think tank responsible for 'Linux aids terrorism' claims two years ago is at it again. The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution is now casting doubt on Linus Torvalds' authorship of Linux, and implying that it's a knock-off of Unix.

"ADTI's latest atrocity appears to be following the pattern of the previous, where highly-spun and contentious pre-publicity preceded the publication of a decidedly rickety report. This time we have only a press release headed 'Torvalds claim to 'invent' Linux probably false, says new study,' and the promise that the study itself will begin to emerge on 20 May, when it will take the form of a 'series of excerpts' from a forthcoming book by AdTI president Kenneth Brown..."

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