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

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at dekkers.cx
Sat Mar 16 15:38:48 UTC 2002

On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:18:27AM -0500, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 02:09:02PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > > IMHO there will be never THE GNU system, only a whole continuum od GNU
> > > based systems. And that is good.
> > 
> > Yes, there is one GNU system. That's the system developed by GNU and
> > released by GNU. AFAIK GNU already decided to use Debian for the
> > distribution. The official GNU system is thus Debian GNU/Hurd. 
> Sorry, but that is not possible because the FSF can not let
> Debian decide what is free software and what is not.  The definition
> of free software differs slightly between GNU and Debian.

Is it really that different? Maybe Debian and GNU should both agree on
what's free software and what not. I don't think it would be that

> Contrary to believe, there _will_ be THE GNU system, and if RMS gets
> what he wants, it will be available before this year ends.  And it will
> not be called Debian GNU/Hurd, but it will be based on Debian GNU/Hurd,
> and all improvements will be done in Debian GNU/Hurd if possible (we
> will only do it seperately in GNU/Hurd if we can not do it in Debian for
> whatever reasons).

Debian and GNU should just cooperate IMHO.

Jeroen Dekkers
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