Andrew Tanenbaum has an S.B. degree from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a professor emeritus at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where he was an early advocate of open source software. Among other things, wrote MINIX, which was the basis for Linux, thus making him the father of MINIX and the grandfather of Linux. Over the years he has collected a variety of awards from ACM, IEEE, USENIX, the European Research Council, the KNAW, and other organizations. In the unlikely event you want to know even more about him, ask Mr. Google.