[svlug] [Q]Source version control system...
rob at valinux.com
Mon Jun 12 16:52:02 PDT 2000
>>>>> On Mon, 12 Jun 2000 15:59:50 -0700, J C Lawrence <claw at cp.net>
jc> BK sells for sell for $2K/seat plus $1K/year support/seat. You
jc> and your free download get exactly the same thing (and rights and
jc> freedoms) that the commercial users get (bit image identical
jc> source and binaries), except that commercial users may turn off
jc> the logging. The value of your privacy for BK in this regard has
jc> been explicitly quantified in $$$.
jc> As to what you get, commercially or by free download: you get
jc> source, you can fix bugs, you can redistribute your changes
jc> freely. If enough people attempt to abuse BK's license the likely
jc> result would be for it to be more and more closed (this is a
jc> startup after all). Nobody wins on that one, everybody loses.
hrmm... what if I want to work on a GPL project in my spare time,
and that project uses bitkeeper, and I work for Intel? (Intel's
employee agreement forbids working on GPL code on anyone's time, yours
or theirs) Forget the intel question, what if I live in <insert name
of dictatorship here> and I want to work on code which by the
changelogs will put my life in danger?
Am I going too far to the extremes?
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