Come back to earth, please.
Posted Apr 6, 2005 16:53 UTC (Wed) by GreyWizard
In reply to: Linus on the BK withdrawal
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
Hello? McVoy stated in no uncertain terms that his main motivation for the license restriction was to make it more difficult for anyone to create a BitKeeper competitor. Do you really think he would tolerate reverse engineering from a paying customer? Think again. Even if he has explicitly said he would allow it (I've never read anything to that effect) that would just be spin until a paying customer actually contributed to a free software revision control system. Rest assured if that ever happens the fur will fly.
While I'm on the subject, why is it that when Bill Gates gives software away without charge and puts create terms in its EULA to control the behavior of people who agree there is an uproar but when Larry McVoy does the same people declare him some kind of unappreciated folk hero? Microsoft ought to hire this guy for their public relations department.
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