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fredag 18. juli 2003, 23:06, skrev Jörn Engel:
> On Fri, 18 July 2003 15:51:36 -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > I think it would be appropriate at this point to write a free client
> > that talks with Bitkeeper, and for Linux developers to start switching
> > to that from Bitkeeper. At that point, McVoy will face a hard choice:
> > if he carries out these threats, he risks alienating the community
> > that he hopes will market Bitkeeper for him.
>
> I've told other people before and I'll tell you again:
> Please, pretty please, leave linux-kernel for discussions about the
> linux kernel and leave the bitkeeper flames for those that enjoy
> electronic pyrotechnic.
>
> Apart from that: Larry is right. Noone cared about crappy ol' cvs
> until bk came alone and showed what everyone already knew. If you
> didn't have to improve cvs back then, it is still as good as it was,
> so thy improve it now? Pure jealousy?

No, I think we'd improve CVS because bk came along and showed us what we
already knew.

Bitkeeper *is* better, but as long as the ideas those improvements are based
on don't get patented there is no reason for us not to claim them for
ourselves.

Summa summarum:
Having a Free CVS is good.
Having a useful BitKeeper is sometimes better.
Having a Free CVS with all the features of BK would be best.


- - Svein Ove Aas
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