Linus on the BK withdrawal
Posted Apr 6, 2005 16:10 UTC (Wed) by mcelrath
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
This seems an incredibly stupid move on Larry McVoy's part. It ensures that a free, interoperable alternative will appear in short order. Larry's justification seems to be that that is what he was trying to prevent.
Had he left the OSDL contractor alone, a free alternative may still have appeared, but its development would have been much slower, and the motivation to use it would be slim.
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