Unable to buy a copy of BK
Posted Sep 26, 2004 13:47 UTC (Sun) by hppnq
In reply to: Unable to buy a copy of BK
Parent article: An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
The thing with licenses is, that they have to be extremely accurate in what is permitted and what not. So if your clause is intended for a particular reason, but it does not cover it, it is wrong -- you cannot blame people for not trusting you will adhere to the original "spirit" of the license.
So you'll have to explain it a bit better, if you care. Right now, I would never recommend using Bitkeeper *exactly* because of this clause. Maybe I don't fully get it, but as a licensee I would be worried about letting you know that I'm thinking about switching to another version control system.
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