Linus on the BK withdrawal
Posted Apr 6, 2005 20:14 UTC (Wed) by iabervon
In reply to: Linus on the BK withdrawal
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I do think that Larry honestly wanted to solve the SCM problem, and honestly wanted to have a viable strategy for funding the research, which wasn't really getting done (or not getting done sufficiently effectively). And he honestly wanted to help Linus and Linux development, and it seems like he has done that. And I think he doesn't want BitMover to go out of business and put the people who have done a lot of great work on the problem out of work.
I just think that he's making some strategic errors on the business side in how he's going about it. I think he could probably get better PR results out of the whole thing, more money to work on it, and be more beneficial to the community if the licensing was simply such that it didn't generate so much flaming and wasn't chasing off Linus.
I wouldn't count Linus out on doing the SCM himself; sparse was completely different from anything else he'd done when he did it, too.
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