Linus on the BK withdrawal
Posted Apr 6, 2005 17:27 UTC (Wed) by hppnq
In reply to: Linus on the BK withdrawal
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
I think you underestimate Larry's technical competence, as well as his insight in all things Open Source. People have been hacking for years on suboptimal Open Source SCM software. The only thing that Larry has been trying to prevent (and he has publicly stated so on numerous occasions, also here at LWN) is that people use *his* software to further their own efforts, through reverse engineering. I think he deserves better than our unfounded criticism.
That, of course, doesn't mean that all the blame lies with the Open Source community per se. The BitMover press release provides enough clues to suspect the company of a huge publicity scam at the expense of Open Source in general and the Linux kernel in particular. In fact, the whole press release seems to have no other goal than exactly that.
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