How Tridge reverse engineered BitKeeper
Posted Apr 28, 2005 6:29 UTC (Thu) by bignose
In reply to: How Tridge reverse engineered BitKeeper
Parent article: How Tridge reverse engineered BitKeeper
> Larry McVoy specifically asked for no reverse engineering.
As do Microsoft.
> If somebody wants her wishes (as set forth via GPL, BSD, or whatever) to be followed, she should do the courtesy to reciprocate.
In both cases (the SMB protocols, the Bitkeeper protocol), Tridge did not use programs from the vendor (Microsoft, Bitmover) to connect to their services. He used programs under terms that he presumably *does* agree with.
Users of Samba should and must follow the wishes of Tridge (and its other authors), as set forth in the GPL. That has no hold, moral or legal, on anyone who simply connects their own client program to a Samba service.
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