Re: Is the BitKeeper network protocol documented?

From: John Bradford (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 15:40:42 EST

> >so are you saying it's illegal for an opensource project to use a
> >commercial version control system, or that use of such a version
> >control
> >system by a GPL project forces the company to GPL their version
> >control system?
> I don't understand how I can be clearer than I've already been. The
> GPL requires you to do some things if you want to distribute
> binaries. One of those things is to distribute the source code in the
> "preferred form" for modifying it. Thus, if you don't have the source
> code in its preferred form for making modifications, you can't
> distribute binaries.

OK - my current, (I.E. for this evening), prefered form is EBCDIC on a
set of 80 or so 9-track tapes. Where can I get a copy of the kernel
source in this format?

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