[linux-elitists] Re: My first look at BitKeeper. (fwd)
Sat Mar 15 14:50:36 PST 2003
On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 03:32:42AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> The pity of it is that observers tend to notice the heat but see little
> light on this subject. Getting the facts of the matter right requires
> chasing down a lot of twisty little details. A long parade of people
> have studied enough of the picture to carry them through a public rant,
> but getting some details wrong (or omitting them) in the process. Which
> is what enables people like Greg K-H here to dismiss their concerns with
> corrections like "Well, actually, anyone barred from using the gratis
> version by the no-compete clause can just buy the commercial version"
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to sound glib in my response. It's just that
I've gotten quite tired over the _years_ in people going over the whole
bk issue. The constant flame wars on lkml about bk are getting to me, I
must be getting cranky in my old age :)
In short I just like to say, "Use it if you want to, no one is forcing
you to. If you want to use it, read the license."
> Anyhow, that's (a minor) part of the reason I maintain
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/linux-info/scm.html . Corrections welcomed,
> of course.
Thanks for keeping this summary. It's a very good resource.
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