Linus on the BK withdrawal
Posted Apr 6, 2005 19:47 UTC (Wed) by hppnq
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And still BitMover is on the map as a technology leader. (Who isn't, eh? ;-)
The fact that there might be an Open Source alternative for BitKeeper in the near future -- which is a quite optimistic view -- doesn't change anything about that.
Joe's interpretation of how things went is the only one I've read so far that explains most of the *facts* without adding too much haphazard guesswork. Still, I think there is room for a bit more nuance: I do think that Larry has been genuinely wanting to help Linus out all along. Just not, literally, at all costs. Combine that with the fact that of course BitMover != Larry.
(Hey, we could always ask him, no? ;-)
Anyway, I am not even really interested in this whole affair. I do care about how we're going to continue from here. And I'm quite afraid that Linus won't be that motivated to start writing SCM software himself -- sparse is an entirely different beast. But who knows.
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