BitKeeper and Linux
April 13, 2005 Leave a comment
I'm back and just starting to catchup on things. Looks like there was some drama while I was away. It appears that Linus will no longer be using Bitkeeper for the main Linux repository after Larry revoked the free license. You can get some of the details here, although some of the statements there seem to be a bit off. I'm still reading up on this, so I'll hold my opinion for now, until I am a bit more informed. I think everyone (including Linus) saw moving off bk as an eventually certainty, although Linus mentions that he had hoped to allow the free SCM projects to mature a bit more before the move. Tridge is a really smart guy and so is Linus, and the whole situation seems unfortunate IMHO. Hopefully I'll have had enough time to read up on this and form an opinion before the next LQ Podcast.