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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove Bitkeeper documentation from Linux tree
On Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 06:50:39PM +0200, Jochen Friedrich wrote:
> Hi,
> > > So you're telling me that what I've been doing over the
> > > last months really shouldn't have been possible ?
> >
> > What he is telling you is that people whose business is hidden
> > behind corporate firewalls so that they can make money with proprietary
> > work, find it morally outrageous that other people don't give away all
> > their work.
> The main reason we use firewalls is to protect the privacy of user data. I
> don't think people would be very amused if they find their bank account
> numbers posted on the internet ;-)

I don't care what information you keep private. I just find the
popular the "your work is free, but of course we are in a company" theory
of business to be amusing. If you work at a bank, the decision on whether or
not to purchase a bitkeeper license is a business decision that has nothing
to do with the ideology of free software - unless you are some new type of
bank that is in business to do good.

Victor Yodaiken
Finite State Machine Labs: The RTLinux Company.

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