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Re: Required reqistration

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:54:36 -0400

Bjørn Bouet Smith <bjorn_at_zyb.com> writes:
> I just want to say that it sucks big time that I have to register @ collab.net
> if I want to download binaries for subversion.
> Way to go on opensource.

Others have said this already, but I just want to emphasize:

It's not the Subversion project requiring registration here, so please
don't blame us :-).

Anyone is free to build binaries from Subversion's source, and to
distribute those binaries any way they want (including with
registration). I'm glad CollabNet is making these binaries available,
but they're not any more "official" than any other binary someone
chooses to make. You could make binaries too, and they'd be just as
legitimate as the ones CollabNet is making!

The registration is their choice, because it's their server. It has
nothing to do with "open source", except in this sense: it's because
Subversion is open source that CollabNet (and you, and anyone else) has
the freedom to make and post binaries.


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