Re: Is the BitKeeper network protocol documented?

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 07:24:21 EST

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:

> As far as I can tell your complaint is that you can't have access to
> the up to minute source view without using something which violates
> your politics.

Not his politics. These no-competition clauses quickly extend to where
you don't expect them, unintentionally.

> I guess I don't know how to help you. As far as I can tell, if Linus
> wasn't using BK he'd still be doing what he was doing up until he started
> using BK which means you wouldn't have the option of the up to date
> snapshots you can currently get.

I'd translate it to the old "have a GP/BSD-licensed tool to just check
out the stuff" (and leave modifications to some party that is entitled
to the full BK version by whatever means, no competition + openlogging
for instance or something). You mentioned CSSC in the past, but AFAIR,
that's for local uncompressed repositories only.
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