Andy Tannenbaum, the Votemaster! is slashdotted or being DOS’ed (six of one…) but today its mysterious maintainer revealed his identity — it’s Andy Tannenbaum, author of Minix, after which Linux was modeled! Tannenbaum’s been in the news a bit of late because some Microsoft shills have been trying hard to make him say that Linux is a ripoff of Minix, which annoys him, because he thinks (with some justification) that Minix is much better designed than Linux and the idea that Linux is a close imitation of Minix insults him.

Anyway, hats off to Professor Tanenbaum.