__/ [ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Monday 15 May 2006 18:09 \__
> "In the unlikely event that anyone missed it, a couple of years ago
> Microsoft paid a guy named Ken Brown to write a book saying Linus stole
> Linux from my MINIX 1 system. I refuted that accusation pretty
> strongly to clear Linus' good name. I may not entirely agree with the
> Linux design, but Linux is his baby, not my baby, and I was pretty
> unhappy when Brown said he plagiarized it from me."
> Tanenbaum goes to lengths to explain that he is no enemy of Torvalds.
There is some more recent controversy (or friendly communication) going on
between them two.
In response to:
,----[ Quote ]
| Microkernel: The Comeback?
| bariswheel writes "In a paper co-authored by the Microkernel Maestro
| Andrew Tanenbaum, the fragility of modern kernels are addressed:
| "Current operating systems have two characteristics that make them
| unreliable and insecure: They are huge and they have very poor fault
| isolation. The Linux kernel has more than 2.5 million lines of code; the
| Windows XP kernel is more than twice as large."