Free software to the rescue.
Posted Oct 10, 2002 12:07 UTC (Thu) by massimiliano
In reply to: Free software to the rescue.
Parent article: The BitKeeper non-compete clause
> Also I am amazed to see that, if Linus had applied to Linux the reasoning
> he uses to justify BitKeeper usage, Linux would never have seen light.
> The better tools to the task at the time Linux got started were the BSD
While I agree on many worries about the bitkeeper license... I think that
at the time he started (with his brand new 386) Linus didn't want to use
"the best tool for the job": he was interested in developing such a tool
(operating system) himself.
Now, with a SCM, his position is different: he is not interested in writing
one (he is still busy with his OS), so he just looks for "the best tool for
Of course, I wish we had a free SCM with all the features BitKeeper has,
and I will take a look at Aegis soon... for now, I stick with CVS, keeping
an eye on Subversion.
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