- 21 year old Linus Torvalds starts "educational" project in 1991
- Tanenbaum's Minix served as a Model, but no code from it was used.
- Torvalds chose the GPL (GNU Public License)
- first release of source code to mailing list in August 1991
- many people helped, first self hosting release (0.11) in December 1991
- Amusing: Linux is obsolete Tanenbaum - Torvalds flamewar
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