[linux-elitists] Fwd: Bitkeeper outragem, old and new

Aaron T Porter atporter@primate.net
Thu Oct 17 13:59:02 PDT 2002


On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 08:51:31AM -0400, Mister Bad wrote:

> Tom had financial problems and couldn't keep developing arch. SO, he
> kind of expanded the development to be more "arch-y" in the first
> place: a star topography of multiple repositories sharing code.
> 
>     JM> Does this mean Tom Lord is no longer involved?  I'm curious as
>     JM> to what happened.  I know that for a while Tom was trying some
>     JM> donation/sponsorship program to help pay for development.
> 
> It didn't work. Or, at least, it hasn't so far.

	Seems to lend some support to Larry's claim that you can't make a
living selling support for a developing GPL'd SCM system.



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