The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 7, 2005 16:06 UTC (Thu) by daniel
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"What I don't understand is why were people were reverse engineering the BK protocol in the first place. Linus already said he would consider another tool if it would do what BK would do. No version control system appeared with the features he needed. Instead of reverse engineering the protocol why not create a replacement?"
Simple. There are three years of revision history locked up in BitKeeper repositories. That information is ours, we want it back. (In a less charitable mood I'd insert "told ya so" at this point.)
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