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SubjectRe: 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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