November 30, 2004
Tanenbaum Disputes Conclusions of Controversial Report
Kenneth Brown was adamant in a personal interview with LinuxInsider that Linus did not create or "invent" Linux in the normal sense of the word. When challenged as to his proof, Brown fired back with a challenge to name anyone else who has written an operating system from scratch without having seen any of the earlier Unix code or code bases derived from it. "Name just one," he challenged LinuxInsider and open-source advocates.