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SubjectRe: [opensource] Re: Petition Against Official Endorsement of BitKeeper by Linux Maintainers
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On Tue, 2002-03-05 at 18:01, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Use is another way of advocacy. When you start using something, you get
> used to it,

Sure.

> and when you talk to others, you end up advocating it because
> it's what you're used to, and probably other options aren't as good (to you).

There is a difference between advocating something personally, and
advocating it in one's official capacity as the maintainer of a
project. It is the latter "official" sense which the petition is
against.

> IIRC, bitkeeper, is open source. It just doesn't have a free license. I
> could be wrong(I haven't checked). If I am, someone will say so...

You are wrong.

http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena/user/x/i/xiphmont/Public/critique.html

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