The Standard: A Brief History of LinuxFeb 08, 2000, 18:37 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Annalee Newitz)
"1971 The first edition of the Unix server operating system emerges from Bell Labs. ..."
"1985 Richard Stallman publishes his famous 'GNU Manifesto'..."
"1987 Professor Andrew S. Tanenbaum invents Minix, an open-source operating system that's a clone of Unix. Young Linus Torvalds, at the time a computer science student in Finland, is introduced to Minix, and bases his plans for Linux on the Minix example."