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Chilling_Silence
26-05-2004, 03:27 PM
Yup, he didnt write it!

Read all about it here:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1594915,00.asp

Torvalds replied:
"...I've lived a life of subterfuge, always afraid that somebody would find out the truth. I'm actually relieved that it's over, and that the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution has finally uncovered the lie. I can now go back to my chosen profession, the exploration of the fascinating mating dance of the aquatic African frog."

:D


Chill.

robsonde
26-05-2004, 04:08 PM
so Ken Brown has told them infomation about how Torvalds didnt write Linux.......

strange......

Andy Tanenbaum says Ken Brown is not putting across his interview with the full truth :-)
http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/brown/

Andy Tanenbaum also says that Torvalds did write linux....

"He didn't write CTSS and he didn't write MULTICS and didn't write UNIX and he didn't write MINIX, but he did write Linux. I think Brown owes a number of us an apology."

robsonde
26-05-2004, 04:12 PM
in other news....... a Microsoft funded research group says that linux is the work of the devil. ]:)

ilikelinux
26-05-2004, 07:51 PM
LOL! and we are supposed to believe this stuff????

I think that saying that i am 1000 years is more closer to the truth.

Or howabout the old quote from Bill : "Linux is a virus with a gui"
Reply : "Yeah, and like any virus it has the pttential to wipe out windows"

zqwerty
26-05-2004, 08:51 PM
Here is some more:

Linux Suits

- also ties and cufflinks may be in the offing. An article today notes
that its free-wheeling days, already numbered by the corporate embrace of
buttoned-down players like IBM, seem to be officially over with the new
requirement from Linus Torvalds and the Open Source Development Labs that
"developers making contributions to the operating system would have to sign
their work and vouch for its origin." The "Developer's Certificate of
Origin" is seen as a method for avoiding or minimizing claims that stolen
ideas are finding their way into the OS, a particular concern of business
users. Mr. Torvalds called one such set of claims from SCO "outlandish" and
false, but he observed that rummaging through years of old lists to refute
them had been "not much fun"; the new certificate approach should streamline
the process.