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SubjectRe: BitBucket: GPL-ed KitBeeper clone
On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, John Bradford wrote:

> > > I haven't seen a single post to the list saying, "If we were designing
> > > a version control system dedicated to the Linux kernel, what would you
> > > like to see in it?". Before I started work on my bug database, I
> > > spent a week or so discussing it on the list with people.
> >
> > Larry spent a lot of time talking to people directly about such things.
> I meant in relation to Bit Bucket.
> If the need for Bit Keeper to make a profit for Bit Mover excludes
> Linux developers from using it, the most logical thing to do in my
> opinion is to start from scratch and write a version control system
> dedicated to furthering Linux kernel development.
> Compatibility with Bit Keeper should not be a goal of that project.
> John.

Hmmm. Compatibility with existing things is always one of the
considerations of any new product (or project). If compatibility
can be achieved without a significant trade-off in performance,
then it should become one of the goals.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.

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