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Re: PHP License for PHP Group packages

To clarify what I was saying, SVN isn't 'on the edge', but SVN
versions of software (e.g. running KDE 4 or something like that) are.

Also the name 'PHP' is short and that makes the problem worse (e.g.
the telegraph pole program).


On 2/4/06, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 12:32:25PM +1100, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
> > > That's a matter of perspective, of course--Subversion is more important
> > > to me.
> >
> > Ever heard of G/LAMP? (GNU/Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) PHP
> > has many millions of installations around the world, and is used by
> > admins and even users a lot. SVN is used by developers or people who
> > want to live on the edge, which I think is less than the number of PHP
> > users.
> Maybe that makes it more critical to you.  As I said, it's a matter of
> perspective.
> Having SVN packaged is also far more important in practice for me.  If I
> want to use PHP, if it's not packaged, I install it manually once.  If I
> want to host a project with subversion, and it's not packaged, then every
> developer on the project has to do so, which increases the threshold
> for attracting developers significantly.
> (Subversion is certainly not "on the edge", by the way; it's a stable,
> solid, production-quality, 98%-complete replacement for CVS.)
> None of which is terribly important.  Unless we're compelled against our
> will by sheer volume of fundamentally critical works, none of this affects
> whether the restriction is non-free.
> --
> Glenn Maynard
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