Following up after a day in the shop
Posted Sep 27, 2004 11:15 UTC (Mon) by lolando
In reply to: Following up after a day in the shop
Parent article: An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
A few points:
> And the bit about me not being part of the open source community warrants
> comment. That hurts. I've been a long term member of this community [...]
Yeah, you as Larry McVoy, author of free tools at some point in time. I don't know them, but I have no reason to deny you any credit for them. You as BitKeeper's keeper seems to be a different matter.
> once upon a time BK was open source with a license that said "you can't
> remove the openlogging part"
Doesn't seem to be open source to me. Open source is not just about seeing the code. I agree people who did remove that stuff did violate the license, though, but don't call the license open source while it's not.
> BK exists to help the FLOSS community
The way I see it, BK exists to provide funding for BM, which in turn devotes resources to pay engineers to 1. improve BK, 2. provide support for it. BK helps (some) community members do stuff (the second S in FLOSS), but as far as I can see it doesn't help the "FLOS" part.
Oh, and refusing to sell a product to a customer (for whatever reason) is such a kind of "Uh, you what?" that it shouldn't be necessary, but you know us French, a law for everything and all, well, it's forbidden in France. Never thought that would have any actual influence on any but theoretical cases, seems I was wrong. Oh well. I suppose you'll have to do without the patronage of my (rather large) company then, as I've already written my first patch to Arch (and will probably write others).
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