Re: New BK License Problem?

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Sat Oct 05 2002 - 19:34:18 EST

On Sat, 5 Oct 2002, Ulrich Drepper wrote:

> a) me finding another route to get the latest kernel in realtime

> (which still could be considered illegal since somebody else, for the
> expressed purpose of making the result available to me, is using bk);

Good question, does Larry have any objections to people
exporting stuff from bitkeeper as patches and making those
patches available for download ? ;)

I'm pretty sure he doesn't, since Linus and Marcelo are
doing exactly this.

> b) the kernel developers I work with not depending on bk anymore.
> The second point is what is causing the trouble. Any team which wants
> to use bk to synchronize the work is tainted by one single individual
> being tainted.

I haven't found this to be any problem at all with -rmap, I
happily accept patches from both bitkeeper users and non-users.



Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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