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    SubjectRe: Petition Against Official Endorsement of BitKeeper by Linux Maintainers
    > In summary, please do not advocate BitKeeper for use by the general
    > community. The Linux development process seems to have worked up till
    > now, and we can wait a little longer until Arch[3] or Subversion[4]
    > are completed. Moreover, full-featured, completely functional free
    > versioning sytems are currently available, such as PRCS[5] and CVS[6].
    > 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.

    First, CVS is COMPLETELY inadequate for the kind of distributed,
    non-centralized development that goes on for the kernel.

    Bitkeeper solves some rather difficult problems that *NOTHING ELSE SOLVES*
    right now. This is why I've continued to use it for the last 2 years, even
    though I occasionally get annoyed that it's not free software.

    Your efforts on this petition would be FAR better spent (and appreciated)
    by attempting to mirror several BK kernel trees with Arch or Subversion.
    You will soon find out the limitations of both, and maybe even improve
    both projects to the point that they will be useable instead of bitkeeper.

    Instead of whining about developers using BK, go out and give us an
    alternative. Maybe then we will listen.

    Troy Benjegerdes | master of mispeeling | 'da hozer' |
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