BitKeeper licence critic

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Sat Mar 16 13:33:43 UTC 2002

>From jeroen at Sat Mar 16 14:21:35 2002

Good morning, where did you sleep the last days?
It is not a good idea to warm up an already closed discussion!

>On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 05:06:14PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
>> When I am doing my work, I choose the best combination of programs -
>> while I prefer free software if available _and_ if the free software
>> is standard compliant.

>GNU/Linux isn't POSIX compliant. Do you prefer a proprietary unix
>which is POSIX compatible instead of GNU/Linux?

Yes, of course! It saves me a lot of time doing development on Solaris
instead of Linux.

>> If people always use free software even if it is non-standard, then
>> we end up in a wold similar to the M$ world and the only advantage
>> is that we don't have to pay.

>And we would have the freedom to do what we want!!!

You are kidding! If there is no standard compliance, there is no freedom!
I don't like to be forced to port software just because some people
don't do their job well enough. If this is what you understand by freedom
you don't understand what freedom means. Freedom is not just freedom in
a nutshell.


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