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Re: Required reqistration

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 09:34:13 +0200

Concerning Re: Required reqistration
Stefan Sperling wrote on 8 Aug 2008, 18:46, at least in part:

> On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 06:11:34PM +0200, Jan Hendrik wrote:
> > Concerning Re: Required reqistration
> > Karl Fogel wrote on 8 Aug 2008, 10:54, at least in part:
> >
> > > 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!
> > what about this "certified" business?
> I think that just means that you can buy support for these
> binaries from CollabNet.
> Imagine you were providing Subversion support to many people.
> It makes sense to make them all use the same binaries because
> this saves setup costs and creates a certain degree of homogeneity in
> the environments of your customers.

That makes sense.

What made this, let's say confusing, was that the release of
version 1.5.0 almost fell one in one with the announcement of these
certified binaries at CollabNet who are all but unrelated to
Subversion. Seemingly an unfortunate coincidence.

Jan Hendrik
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