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

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

Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 18:50:12 -0400 (CLT)

And the software that, I think, caused this rift is now available -
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcepuller/

Article at the Register -
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/22/tridgell_releases_sourcepuller/

From /. - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/22/1335244

Andrew

andrew cooke said:
>
> 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
> that.
>
> Andrew
>
> 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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