From @RichardLitt on Fri Nov 27 2015 17:37:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
IPFS is the brainchild of Juan Benet.
But IPFS has been designed by the internet at large. The ideas behind IPFS have been around for many years, in the form of excellent open source systems and research. If it gets far at all, IPFS will be standing on the wigs of giants.
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/78