BitKeeper licence critic

Marcus Brinkmann Marcus.Brinkmann at
Mon Mar 18 15:32:54 UTC 2002

On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 03:38:39PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Again: Why should I make a patch to GNU make when there is my smake?

If smake is so great, why is nobody using it?  It is not in Debian, so ~4500
free and non-free software packages don't use/need it.

Nobody ever asked me if we had smake in Debian GNU/Hurd.

And freshmeat says:

   No screenshot 3. _smake
   A system to maintain, update, and regenerate programs.

   Rating:     (not rated)
   Vitality:   0.07%
   Popularity: 0.71%


   No screenshot 12. GNU make
   Rating:     8.24/10.00
   Vitality:   0.01%
   Popularity: 3.81%

Nobody ever even rated smake.  It must be pretty dead software.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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