kernel ftp ?

Troy Benjegerdes hozer at
Tue Jul 24 02:44:33 EST 2001

On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 08:38:10AM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 11:44:02AM +0200, Zehetbauer Thomas wrote:
> > [BK flame]
> Thomas, sorry you feel that way.  List, if you have any questions about
> our take on Thomas' statements, some of which we feel are inaccurate,
> contact me privately.

Thomas does have some valid points.

Larry, I also understand why you can't release Bitkeeper as 'free
software'.  Please understand that we, as a community of free software
developers can NOT become dependent on any non-free software.

Most of us doing development are using BK because it works better.
However, Not providing access to the source via rsync or some other less
efficient protocol with a 'free software' implementation would be more
than a bit hypocritical.

Let's please end this discussion and any bitkeeper advocacy/disadvocacy.

(I think most people would be happy to discuss this again if either BK is
released under a license that meets the debian free software guidelines,
or another 'free' implementation is developed that allows pulls and

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