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Re: disturbing Bitkeeper threats

From: David Weintraub <david_at_WeintraubWorld.net>
Date: 2005-10-14 05:58:55 CEST

Actually, all we can do is speculate what is going on which makes me
nervous. We might be feeding evil intentions where none really exist.
We don't know what was said or to whom.

Until we get more information of what Bryan and and Larry are up to,
we have to keep an open mind of what is going on.

On Oct 12, 2005, at 9:55 AM, Branko Čibej wrote:

> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>
>
>> Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> writes:
>>
>>
>>> On 10/11/05, Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> So Bryan might not agree with Larry. He might simply want to
>>>> keep his
>>>> job,
>>>>
>>>>
>>> You're probably right, the employer probably got scared, and gave
>>> Bryan a choice of either working on Mercuria or keeping his job.
>>> It's
>>> probably not Bryan's fault here.
>>>
>>> Still, it upsets me that Larry makes such war on the open source
>>> world. It's amazing what damage the mere *threat* of a lawsuit can
>>> do.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> In this case the more immediate threat is probably the withdrawal of
>> the commercial licenses. (Though without Larry McVoy or Bryan's
>> employer speaking openly about what has been threatened and what
>> hasn't, we can't know for sure.)
>>
>>
>
> In the circumastances, I'd suggest it's time to announce that
> svn-2.0 will be the "Kill BitKeeper" release. It's becoming obvious
> that far from helping the OS community, which McVoy's been bragging
> about, he's actually actively working on killing off open source
> projects.
>
> Lots of commercial software vendors are capable of cooperating with
> the OS world. BitMover seems to be going down the SCO path.
>
> -- Brane
>
>
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