Linus on the BK withdrawal
Posted Apr 6, 2005 16:26 UTC (Wed) by pizza
In reply to: Linus on the BK withdrawal
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
> Right, except for dropping his insistence that he's allowed to dictate what other software projects BK users work on in their spare time.
Note, that's not "BK users", that's "People using the BK client they didn't pay a dime for." You can't get something for nothing. If you coughed up $$ for a full licence of BK, there are no restrictions on what software you develop using it.
It's his (company's) software, so they can set whatever terms they want. If you don't like those terms, then don't use BK. Simple, mmmm? It's not like you have to use BK in order to participate in kernel development.
I love McVoy's general attitude -- "If you don't like it, develop something better." And you know what? Rather than whining about it, some people are. Thus we have subversion, arch, darcs, codeville, monotone, etc attempting to do just that.
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