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RE: What's wrong with Subversion?

From: Robert Hunter <robert.hunter_at_gen-i.co.nz>
Date: 2005-04-07 00:31:57 CEST

Crucius, Wesley wrote:
> I don't mean to incite a riot or anything, I LOVE Subversion...
> I'm just wondering if anyone KNOWS why Linus Torvalds doesn't
> love it for linux kernel tree code? In case anyone hasn't
> heard, BitMover (the creators of BitKeeper), are moving to
> non-free (as in beer) licensing...

As far as I'm aware, it's a design philosophy issue.

Linus wants a distributed repository model,
Subversion uses a centralised repository model.

SVK might suit him, but regular Subversion would be a no-no
(under that criteria).

Robert Hunter
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