[oclug] Linux kernel development loses BitKeeper
je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Thu Apr 7 17:07:55 EDT 2005
On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
> It's not that reverse engineering is good, it's just that when someone
> tries to force a proprietary standard on an otherwise free and open
> thing -- SMB on networks, CSS on DVDs, IBM BIOS on otherwise open PC
> hardware, or BitKeeper on kernel development -- it's inevitable, and
> generally results in good for everyone . . . at the expense of the
> original designer.
So, do you not believe that someone is entitled to protect the rights to
and earn money from some thing that they've created?
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