Recently there has been a bit of a furor over the forthcoming book from the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI) that touts how Linus did not really write the kernel. I haven’t have a chance to read the book yet, but would like to. The gist that I’ve seen, from sources like Andrew Tennenbaum (author of Minix) and GrokLaw is that it’s pretty poorly written trash. I agree with Martin Pool when he says that if Microsoft paid for this report they didn’t get much for their money.
Anyway, the writeup on Martin Pool’s page does a good job of dissecting the book for all to enjoy. I’m sure that Microsoft will trumpet this trash, so it’s important that everyone be informed.