BitKeeper licence critic

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Fri Mar 8 18:30:19 UTC 2002

On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 11:46:41PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at>
> >Fortunately, I do not think that this is the reality, but since I
> >learned what bitkeeper I felt very worried... Linus' nightmares of cvs
> >have turned true, but it's called bitkeeper. It almost feels like
> >Dune... I do not wish this to happen, but it happens anyway.
> >Now, as a sysadmin, if I find a bug in the kernel, all I can do is try
> >to make a patch to a version of the kernel that may already be too old
> >in developer time *sigh*.
> You are kidding!
> For 10 years of Linux thare have not been version control at all.

Which is one of the points why I don't like Linux.
> Now you will tell us that the fact that version control has been introduced
> you are limited? Please stay reasonable.

Having to install non-free software to get the latest piece of your
software is limiting you if you want to use that software. But at that
time my default OS will probably be GNU/Hurd.

Jeroen Dekkers
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