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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Linus

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Linus
Date: 11 Oct 2003 21:43:20 +0900

Ollivier Robert <address@hidden> writes:
> > The kernel is more than just a 'canonical' example, it's the only
> > large free project that has been able to identify true needs that
> > cannot be satisfied by free versioning tools.
> That's not correct. The FreeBSD project has been using Perforce for
> some years now for side projects that gets committed to CVS later like
> most of the SMPng and the new ports (sparc64/PPC).

Zack's statement was a bit overblown, but I don't think he was claiming
that every other project can or does happily use CVS -- after all, even
big projects that _do_ use CVS are typically not very pleased about it,
e.g. gcc -- but rather that linux's particular development style was
particularly ill-suited to it (linux development as always been very
decentralized), and so throws CVS's deficiencies into an even starker

`There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
 Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'

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