BitKeeper licence critic

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Thu Mar 7 17:42:23 UTC 2002

On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 04:19:57PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >From: Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at>
> >What do you say to the other problems Mr. Moffitt described,
> >like the termination for support costs or the powerful possibility=20
> >to restict any user through adaptations of the regression rules?
> I don't know what you refer to....
> If you mean the fat that if you change BK, you need to pass the regression 
> test; this is a useful idea.
> Please keep in mind that a revision control system is the store four your work.
> Havong a way to check for correctness is really good.

There is a very *big* difference between having a way to test your
work and limiting someone's freedom to change and distribute the
program. A lot of free software comes with tests without restricting

Jeroen Dekkers
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