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Re: BitKeeper

Peter Makholm <peter@makholm.net> cum veritate scripsit:

> > Bitkeeper is (as you note) not free.  Not only the usage restrictions
> > are a problem, but also the requirement that changes you make may be
> > distributed by BitOwner "under any license".
> Thats not non-free in any way. The Freedom DFSG describes is not
> freedom for the developers but for the users and such restriction
> doesn't apply to ordinary users. The NPL (and MPL IIRC) has the same
> requirements.

Please elaborate.

The license in discussion sounds quite non-free.
It takes away the freedom to rewrite the software.
It demands the software derived from it to pass the regression
tests that they provide.

Please come back when you have read the DFSG and the corresponding 
license in question.


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