[svlug] [Q]Source version control system...
J C Lawrence
claw at cp.net
Mon Jun 12 15:59:50 PDT 2000
On Mon, 12 Jun 2000 14:11:23 -0700
Derek J Balling <dredd at megacity.org> wrote:
> At 02:03 PM 6/12/00 -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> > Is there any restriction preventing, say, PGP'ing of the
>> comment > data?
>> I don't believe so.
I miswrote. Quoting the BK license:
3. LICENSEE OBLIGATIONS
(a) Maintaining Open Logging Feature: You hereby warrant that you will not
take any action to disable or otherwise interfere with the Open Logging
feature of the BitKeeper Software. You hereby warrant that you will
take any necessary action to enable the transmission of the log mes-
sages, provided that it is possible for electronic mail to be sent from
BK is explicitly free (no privacy concerns) for single user use, and
for use in administrating systems. Larry is adamant on these
points. There are no logging requirements for single use systems or
BK sells for sell for $2K/seat plus $1K/year support/seat. You and
your free download get exactly the same thing (and rights and
freedoms) that the commercial users get (bit image identical source
and binaries), except that commercial users may turn off the
logging. The value of your privacy for BK in this regard has been
explicitly quantified in $$$.
As to what you get, commercially or by free download: you get
source, you can fix bugs, you can redistribute your changes freely.
If enough people attempt to abuse BK's license the likely result
would be for it to be more and more closed (this is a startup after
all). Nobody wins on that one, everybody loses.
J C Lawrence Internet: claw at kanga.nu
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