How Tridge reverse engineered BitKeeper
Posted Apr 21, 2005 20:31 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
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This report just doesn't match the claims that Linus tried to disuade Tridge from working on bk. If this is truly all Tridge did, there simply was no time to try to convince anybody in between.
In any case, Larry McVoy specifically asked for no reverse engineering. If he was right or wrong, if it was or not legal to ask for it, etc. just doesn't matter to me. If somebody wants her wishes (as set forth via GPL, BSD, or whatever) to be followed, she should do the courtesy to reciprocate.
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