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Re: Warning to Debian Developers regarding BitKeeper

On Sun, 6 Oct 2002 23:12, Ben Collins wrote:
> Whether Larry wants to extend the interpretation and meaning of his own
> license is up to him. He is free to interpret it how he wants. If what
> he wants does not work, he will change the license (there is a history
> of this) and that license supercedes older licenses (it's in the license
> that you must always agree to the latest available license revision).

This is totally unacceptable.

License changes should only occur at the agreement of both parties.  This can 
be done by having a different license for a new version (so you can stick on 
the old version of accept the new license).  Having to potentially change the 
way you work at the whim of a jerk is ridiculous.

The reason most programmers took up Linux was to avoid this sort of shit.

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