What do to about BitKeeper and the Linux Kernel

phil hunt philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Mar 29 17:06:22 UTC 2002

On Friday 29 March 2002 12:39 pm, Florian Weimer wrote:
> 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.

Why would gcc need crypto?

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