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SubjectRe: Petition Against Official Endorsement of BitKeeper by Linux Maintainers
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Stephen, et al...

As has already been said, if you don't want BitKeeper to be used by kernel
developers, write something that is just as good and release it under the
GPL... That way, we have a choice of equals, not apples and oranges...

any futher messeges on this topic will go to /dev/null...

Matthew D. Pitts
----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Samuel <samuel@bcgreen.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey@vger.timpanogas.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: Petition Against Official Endorsement of BitKeeper by Linux
Maintainers

> I think you missed the point of the petition. They're not asking
> people to stop using bitkeeper. They're asking that it not be
> advocated as an OFFICIAL kernel development/maintenance process.
>
> As you said.. What you do in the privacy of your own home/office
> is your business. On the other hand, what you advocate that the
> Open Source community do in theirs is the business of the whole
> community.
>
>
> Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 04:52:34PM -0500, The Open Source Club at The
Ohio State University wrote:
> >
> >>have participated in active development. It is fine if some kernel
> >>developers choose to use BitKeeper on their own machines, but
> >>officially endorsing proprietary software as the means of working on
> >>the kernel is a large step backwards for Linux, and for the Open
> >>Source and Free Software communities.
>
> > All hail the non-profit nazis from Ohio State. It's none of your
> > f_cking business what we use to develop software. I use a hardware
>
> Yep. and they acknowledged that at the start of their petition
>
> > American Arium logic analyzer and a proprietary Linux kernel
> > debugger. Should people be boycotted when they use hardware
> > analyzers to debug hardware and software with Linux.
> ....
> > How about sending me some of the killer weed you guys have been smoking.
> > You can pass the crack pipe around while you're at it.
>
> ...
>
> >>metadata is really a part of Linux, because people will want to use it
> >>when talking about the kernel. Those who can't[2] or don't want to
> >>use BitKeeper are left out in the cold. One of the most important
> .....
>
> >>We respect the kernel maintainer's freedom to use proprietary software
> >>for their own purposes. And we ask the kernel maintainers to respect
> >>the community's freedom from entrapment by proprietary software.
>
>
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