The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 7, 2005 4:08 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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Parent article: The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Interestingly Linus is not saying that he won't use bitkeeper, just that he is exploring the alturnatives.
I have no doubt that if he found that there was nothing else out there that he considered acceptable somebody would be willing to pay for a commercial bitkeeper license for him (if not some company, I'm sure that a fund setup for such a use would fill _very_ quickly).
Linus has said before that he's not willing to hald his work hostage to idealism (either in his tools or in other things, he is very practical) so it's a good thing that he's reviewing his options.
from what little I know I suspect that the options are not viable at this time, we'll see if a crash programming effort can get any of them useable fast enough (and if it does happen, everyone benifits), but don't assume that if they don't work out that Linus won't go back to useing bitkeeper for a while longer.
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