“OK, I admit it. I was just a front man for the real fathers of Linux: the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. They (for obvious reasons) couldn’t step forward to admit that they had gotten bitten by the computer bug and had been developing a series of operating systems on their own during the off-season.”
So says Linus Torvalds, previously credited with writing a key componant of the GNU/Linux operating system. He was responding to claims that he plagiarized it all by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, funded by Microsoft.