The BitKeeper non-compete clause
Posted Oct 10, 2002 16:17 UTC (Thu) by dkite
Parent article: The BitKeeper non-compete clause
I find this whole thing unfortunate. Mr. McVoy has very generously contributed to the kernel development in a very useful way, as the article mentioned. The free software developers have a habit though of looking the proverbial gift horse in the mouth.
I think the current economic situation has pushed Bitkeeper into a corner. The 'normal' response is to tighten up, get defensive. All this is doing is making the teeth look alot worse.
I suspect there will be a replacement soon. I was even tempted to sit down and figure out a way, something way beyond my skill or time availability. I am sure a number of hackers have been equally piqued.
I think the flame wars on the linux kernel forums will seem mild mannered compared to the ugliness that is going to come with this issue.
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