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Re: Warning to Debian Developers regarding BitKeeper

On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 10:58:11PM +0100, Bruce Stephens wrote:

> Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> writes:
> > So does this mean that ALL Debian developers are banned from using
> > BitKeeper?
> That seems less clear.  I've read through at least some of the messages,
> and it seems that Larry wants to allow at least some IBM developers to use
> BitKeeper (for work on the Linux kernel, presumably), even though IBM is
> also involved in Stellation (which he'd presumably regard as a potential
> competitor to BitKeeper).  So it seems likely that some deal could be
> struck for those Debian developers not involved with subversion, Arch,
> OpenCM (which isn't currently in Debian, as far as I can see), and
> possibly other possible competitors (aegis, maybe).

Unless Larry has backed up this "wants" with a legal document, presumably
he could change his mind at any time and decide that IBM can't use BitKeeper

 - mdz

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