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    SubjectRe: New BK License Problem?
    On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 12:54:12PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
    > On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 03:47:09PM -0400, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
    > > On Sat, 5 Oct 2002, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
    > >
    > > > I have never looked closer at bk than I had to be able to check out the
    > > > latest sources. I'm not doing any development with it and I'm not
    > > > checking in anything using bk.
    > >
    > > What about Larry making available a special version of BK that would only be
    > > able to perform checkouts?
    > >
    > > This special version could have a less controversial license, even be GPL
    > > with source. This only to provide a tool to extract data out of public BK
    > > repositories (like Linus' kernel repository) for people who don't intend or
    > > aren't willing to actually use the real value of the full fledged BK.
    >
    > You can do this today. rsync a BK tree and use GNU CSSC to check out
    > the sources. We maintained SCCS compat for exactly that reason.
    > You've had the ability to ignore the BKL since day one if you aren't
    > running the BK binaries.

    Whoops, forgot one thing. Take the GNU CSSC sources, they look for

    ^Ah%05u\n

    at the top of the file. Make them accept both "h" and "H" and then it will
    work. We changed it so that ATT SCCS would overwrite our metadata.
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    Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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