What do to about BitKeeper and the Linux Kernel

Florian Weimer Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Fri Mar 29 12:39:16 UTC 2002

Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen at dekkers.cx> writes:

>> 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
>> problems.
> I don't understand, if you just place the main machines in Europe or
> somewhere else we don't have those problems.

At least GCC, wget, Emacs, Ghostscript and the Hurd will need crypto
some day, so your suggestion does work too well in practice.

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