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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch and linux 2.7

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch and linux 2.7
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 22:14:13 -0800 (PST)

    > From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>

    > >>>>> "Mark" == Mark A Flacy <address@hidden> writes:

    >     Mark> All that I know about BK and the BKL is what I've read in
    >     Mark> this list.

    > Ie, that people have a lot of hostility toward BK and Larry
    > McVoy.

            The spirit of the Bitkeeper license is the spirit of the
            whip hand. It is the spirit that says, "You have no right
            to use Bitkeeper, only temporary privileges that we can
            revoke. Be grateful that we allow you to use Bitkeeper. Be
            grateful, and don't do anything we dislike, or we may
            revoke those privileges." It is the spirit of proprietary
            software. Every non-free license is designed to control
            the users more or less. Outrage at this spirit is the
            reason for the free software movement. (By contrast, the
            open source movement prefers to play down this same

      --Richard M. Stallman 


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