This is a textbook case for a business school
Posted Apr 7, 2005 20:20 UTC (Thu) by kasperd
In reply to: This is a textbook case for a business school
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
> Larry often encourages the development of a free alternative.
If he really wanted to encourage the development of a free alternative, he should have removed those restrictions about using BitKeeper and working on a competing product. Not that they were ever as legally binding as Larry McVoy thought.
How were people supposed to write a competing product without trying out BitKeeper to find out what they were competing against. Don't you think BitMover tried the alternatives as well so they knew what they were competing against?
Is there really any business (software or not) where developers don't take a look on competing products to know what they are up against?
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