Re: Bitkeeper

From: Michael Buesch (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 15:30:17 EST

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On Friday 18 July 2003 21:51, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > If you are trying to copy BK, give it up. We'll simply follow in the
> > footsteps of every other company faced with this sort of thing and
> > change the protocol every 6 months. Since you would be chasing us
> > you can never catch up. If you managed to stay close then we'd put
> > digital signatures into the protocol to prevent your clone from
> > interoperating with BK.
> I think it would be appropriate at this point to write a free client
> that talks with Bitkeeper, and for Linux developers to start switching
> to that from Bitkeeper. At that point, McVoy will face a hard choice:
> if he carries out these threats, he risks alienating the community
> that he hopes will market Bitkeeper for him.

Hi Richard.

You're ready for a small flame-war with Larry? 8-)

First I think, this list isn't the correct place for starting
a bk-flame again.
But I also share your opinion, that it's time to write even a
free client.
But how hard will it be? How big is the knowlege of the
protocols bk uses? It'll be not easy, but for sure very interesting.

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Regards Michael Buesch
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