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Re: [Cute] BitKeeper drops Linux (or vice-versa)

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 09:31:44 -0400 (CLT)

Sorry, I confused OSDN (which run /. etc) and OSDL (http://www.osdl.org/ -
who employ Linus and others) below.  Thanks to Jason McCarty for spotting


andrew cooke said:
> For a few years now, Linux has been using BitKeeper -
> http://www.bitkeeper.com/- to manage the kernel source.  It's never been
> easy - on the Linux side people weren't happy to be using a closed source
> product; on the BK side the person in charge was appallingly unstable.
> And so various people started writing their own source management tools,
> or reverse engineerking BK.  It turns out that OSDL (the people who run /.
> and Freshmeat and various other sites) were paying a programmer who was
> also working on reverse engineering BK.  This probably violates the BK
> licence, and BK decided to pull out of the deal.  The fullstory is here -
> http://kerneltrap.org/node/4966
> And it seems that Linus is now writing his own source management code -
> http://lwn.net/Articles/131313/
> This has been on /. -
> http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/09/2136247&tid=106
> http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/06/140202&tid=163&tid=8&tid=106
> - but I found it via Hack the Planet -
> http://wmf.editthispage.com/2005/04/06
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