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SubjectRe: [opensource] Re: Petition Against Official Endorsement of BitKeeper by Linux Maintainers

On Tue, 5 Mar 2002 18:36:08 -0500, Michael Bernstein wrote:

>However, when a whole movement based
>on the idea of creating non-proprietary software decides to utilize
>proprietary software in order to better create free software, I feel that
>there is some hypocrisy going on.

What?! It's really this simple, you use the best tool for the job. Why can't
we advocate the tools that really do work best. Why do we have to be a
movement based upon an inflexible ideology? (Or are you just mocking the free
software movement by spitting your stereotype at it?)

There would be no hypocrisy whatsoever in using BitKeeper if it was honestly
believed to be the best tool for the job taking the licensing restrictions
into account. There would also be no hypocrisy in not using it if it was felt
that the licensing restrictions were too onerous.


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