The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 8, 2005 10:38 UTC (Fri) by daniel
In reply to: The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Parent article: The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
"I fully support a developer who chooses not to accept the BitKeeper license and therefore doesn't use the software, and frankly I suspect Larry would too. It's another matter entirely to accept the license in bad faith as demonstrated in this case. In pretty much any jurisdiction that would qualify as fraud."
Don't be ridiculous. You are trying to call reverse engineering a) immoral and b) illegal. When you know perfectly well that it is neither, when done for the purpose of interoperability. Which is the case here.
There is a reason why reverse engineering is legal: it helps keep people from gaming the system.
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