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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] BK->CVS (real time mirror)
On Mon 17 Mar 03 02:35, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 02:18:03AM +0100, Roman Zippel wrote:
> > Well, this wasn't the deal. Larry doesn't own the data, he can't say that
> > you only get all the data, if you use bk.
> Perhaps you can explain the benefits to BitMover of this "deal". If you
> are going to say that we get tons of marketing and sales from the free
> use of BK, forget about it. Sales in this product space are made at
> the CEO/CTO/VP level and I can assure you they don't read this mailing
> list, they don't read slashdot, and if they did they would view what
> we are doing as too risky. I tend to agree with them.
> So what's the part of the "deal" that benefits BitMover?

Let me reinsert the essential part of Roman's message that was

On Mon 17 Mar 03 02:18, Roman Zippel wrote:
> you only get all the data, if you use bk. One of the arguments for the
> move to bk was that the format was open and the data wasn't locked in.

Being seen to keep the promise would be the benefit to BitMover. Personally,
I no longer hold any hope of that - the migration to increasingly proprietary
formats and secret/patented protcols will be inexorable. Hence, no more
flaming, just doing.


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