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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Maintainership, and whiners...

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Maintainership, and whiners...
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 19:37:10 -0400
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On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 04:06:00PM -0700, Andy Tai wrote:
> (sorry about the previous mail.  Pressed the wrong
> key)
> To put it simply, all these five or so forks were
> started from a single person's work.

Excluding Bazaar-NG, true.

> And don't forget GNU Guile, the scheme implementation.
>  Whether it is doing OK or not, it was an important
> piece of free software historically, even though not
> much related to revision control.

And the regex implementation in the toolchain as well, I believe.

> All started from Tom Lord.  Good or bad, Tom Lord can
> be a great contributor to Free Software and the
> software industry as a whole.  Not many people have
> the privileges of being the sources of five forks. 
> Even if some day Martin Pool takes over to become the
> leader of the revision control field, he cannot deny
> the contributions of Tom Lord.

If revision control were the sort of thing mentioned in history books,
he'd certainly be listed. 

> --- James Blackwell <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > That's what ArX, the gnuarch 1.2.xrc series, Bazaar
> > 1.x, Bazaar-NG and
> > probably mercurial were/are all about, good buddy.
> > 
> Andy Tai, address@hidden
> Free Software: the software by the people, of the people and for the people! 
> Develop! Share! Enhance! Enjoy!
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