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Re: disturbing Bitkeeper threats

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-10-12 03:12:32 CEST

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.)

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