What do to about BitKeeper and the Linux Kernel

Florian Weimer Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Thu Mar 28 14:52:46 UTC 2002

Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> writes:

> On Thu, 28 Mar 2002 02:24:17 +0100, Florian Weimer said:
>> For example, RMS is very reluctant to accept crypto code, and Debian
> Huh?  I am involved in a lot of discussions with him on *which* crypto
> software should be used for the GNU project.  So, I guess your
> information is a bit outdated.

RMS does not want to have pervasive crypto in the GNU project because
he fears that GNU distribution sites might be shut down if they offer
crypto code or code with crypto interfaces.  Crypto code should be
concentrated in a few packages, even if this leads to technical

Personally, I think this is the wrong strategy, but I can understand

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