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SubjectRe: BitBucket: GPL-ed KitBeeper clone
John Bradford <> wrote:
> >
> > 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.

Larry did a pretty good job of determining what the software needed to do to
be useful for the linux-kernel project. Any possible replacement that doesn't
do at least what bitkeeper does is likely dead before it starts.

(nevermind that no replacement is necessary, due to Larry's gratis provision
of the tool to kernel developers...)

Charles Cazabon <>
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