The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 7, 2005 10:04 UTC (Thu) by wookey
Parent article: The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Well, an interesting development. Who was the individual who refused to stop reverse engineering, I wonder?
I always refused to use BK because I didn't like the license (especially the 'no work on competing products' - that was the point at which I decided I was never going to use it). I have been involved in a couple of projects where there were strong network incentives to use BK (e.g. Openembedded), and I even do a bit of kernel hacking occaisionally. I was never very happy about the way this non-free software was becoming embedded in community development. I'm glad to see that period is over (well, hopefully), and I hope lessons are learned.
So I shall sit back and feel slightly smug and pure today :-) I didn't violate anyone's licenses and can claim to have been 'right all along', albeit somewhat incovenienced along the way.
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