BitKeeper license critic

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Thu Mar 7 18:50:10 UTC 2002

On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:38:52PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > They will most likely start to charge for the PDF files but HTML will stay
> > free (as the draft versions do). As soon as ECMA includes POSIX-1.2001, there 
> > will be a second source for free access.
> Until that time, there is no way to access it for free.

Depends on the meaning of free. It's already free as in free beer. But
it certainly isn't free as in free speech and that really sucks. I
can't convert the text to texinfo and makes a Debian package of
it. I've wished a lot of times I could read POSIX with just the info
system. I don't see it becoming libre in the near future. :(

Jeroen Dekkers
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