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SubjectRe: New BK License Problem?
On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 04:02:16PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> 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.

That's fine, if someone wants to redo it without using it, that's fair,
at least to the extent that it doesn't violate any IP rights. That's not
the problem we're solving. What we are saying is "If you make or sell
a competing product, you don't get to use ours for free". That's all.
Larry McVoy lm at
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