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SubjectRe: openbkweb-0.0
On Sat, 15 Feb 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 01:56:02PM -0800, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > Larry, I already said this and maybe you missed it ( or maybe not ).
> > What about having a GPLed ( or whatever other license ), read-only BK
> > available for the ones that simply need to fetch stuff from BK
> > repositories ? You don't have to maintain another repository for
> > compatibility, and also you enforce BK usage.
>
> We're not going to expose the network protocol. For two reasons:
> - it works really well (we're proud of this)
> - it is really ugly (we're not proud of this :)
>
> A read only client isn't read only, it has to be read/write to update the
> out of date copy.

I was meaning read-only for the repository point of view. Ok, you don't
need to give away the protocol. You don't even have to give away source
code. Why don't you choose a binary license that removes things that ppl
are against of here ?




- Davide

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