The BitKeeper non-compete clause
Posted Oct 10, 2002 4:17 UTC (Thu) by Ross
In reply to: The BitKeeper non-compete clause
Parent article: The BitKeeper non-compete clause
Larry seems to be quite reasonable on granting exceptions
to this clause in the license for those who aren't working
on version control software. So pragmatically, this isn't a
problem right now.
But we should all realize we are relying on BM's good will
and that is less than optimal. I would suggest that the
kernel developers should avoid becoming overly dependent
on BK or any other product outside of our control.
In fact, this whole thing reminds me of another problem:
Putting way too many open source eggs in SourceForge's basket.
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