What do to about BitKeeper and the Linux Kernel (was: BitKeeper licence critic)

MJ Ray markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Mar 8 23:01:37 UTC 2002

Alessandro Rubini <rubini at gnu.org> wrote:
>> Also there doesn't exist any
>> real-life used OS with Linux and without GNU.
> I use and develop EtLinux. It's Linux, Tcl and Tcl scripts. And not
> necesseraly glibc (libc5 is supported, and soon uclibc). Yes, it's
> used in real life.
> I suspect you'll hate me on the technical level. You are welcome, and
> you're not alone.

Do it with a scheme (you can convert Tcl to Scheme mostly automatically,
IIRC) and I'll not only stop hating you: I'll be impressed.

>> I've never heard someone calling the "GNU/Linux" system "GNU".
> I do it pretty often, especially when I talk in public. Despite I run
> linux+tcl.

I'm not 100% without listening to the recording, but I think RMS has, but
then he was talking about GNU in general, not just one variant.

> Moral: never say never, you got it wrong twice.  And you're a little
> too strong in your posts.

Indeed.  I get slapped for absolutes too.

> /alessandro, who would better stay off this thread. No, he doesn't use BK.

Well, thank $TARGET for that.  At least there's one reason not to flame you. 
Have you tried Aegis?

MJR ,----------------------------------------------------
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