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SubjectRe: New BK License Problem?
   From: Larry McVoy <>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 14:08:02 -0700

The clause is specifically designed to target those companies which
produce or sell commercial SCM systems. That's why we explicitly
left out "distribute". The open source developers have nothing to
worry about.

I don't have any problems with what you're trying to achieve, but my
fear is that it doesn't even do that.

Nothing in your license changes stops someone from dark-room
duplicating bitkeeper. Just as clone Intel processors are sold
quite legally today. Intel lost their attempts to stop that and
my current guess is that you have a smaller legal representation
than Intel has :-)
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