Trever L. Adams wrote
> Stallman, believe it or not, you used to be someone I looked up to a
> great deal. I still think some of your ideas are great and I would love
> to see the entire world as open source. However, to encourage people to
> do things that are known to antagonize others is crazy. CVS is crap. I
> haven't used Bitkeeper but I have tried a lot of others, and they are
> junk. So, if Bitkeeper is as good as Linus et al think it is, then it
> would be insane to do anything to ruin the relationship they have with
> Bitkeeper. Ideology is great, but it does have to be tempered and meted
> out so that it can be implemented in a way that brings the most good to
> everyone. At this point, ticking off McVoy will likely do the opposite.
> McVoy, thank you for helping Linus, Cox, Miller et al scale better. As
> I have said before, I hope there is some way your software can become
> more open, but I will leave that up to you and your team to figure out
> when and how.
You are being far too rational for this discussion.
While I may have my disagreements with Larry at times, I appreciate his
patience in granting BitKeeper to the kernel developers.
RMS is a political idealist -- a good thing, in that such people help
bring about shifts in society. But like all idealists, he's become
trapped his dogma, fixated on finding battles to fight, even in other
-- Scott Robert Ladd Coyote Gulch Productions (http://www.coyotegulch.com) Software Invention for High-Performance Computing
- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to email@example.com More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Wed Jul 23 2003 - 22:00:36 EST