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From: John Bradford <john@grabjohn.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, robro@frink.nuigalway.ie
Subject: Re: BK Licence: Protocols and Research
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 15:17:49 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200307171417.h6HEHn85002476@81-2-122-30.bradfords.org.uk> (raw)

> * Sean Neakums <sneakums@zork.net> [030717 13:12]:
> > [snip]
> >
> > I suggest you hire an attorney.
>
> That costs lotsa money. Money I can't really afford to pay.
>
>
> * Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> [030717 13:32]:
> > Then keep it away from lkml? Why does everybody think that BK
> > discussions belong here?! News flash: they don't!
> >
> I detect a note of anger in that post. Anger leads to hate, and hate
> leads to the dark side. We'd hate to see linux developers lost to the
> dark side. Besides I'm usually fairly sceptical about what I hear on the
> news.
>
> * Alan Cox:
> > > Would previous activity in the area of developing a product which
> > > contains substantially similary features to Bitkeeper preclude users
> > > from
> > > using the Free Bitkeeper software?
>
> > Hire a lawyer or talk to the company selling it. This list is definitely
> > the wrong place to ask about it. 
>
> -> Hire a lawyer: 
>         See reply to Sean Neakums above.
>
> -> Talk to Company selling it:
>         Reply would almost certainly be extremely biased.
>
> -> Wrong Place:
>         Okay maybe for that small part of the message, but that small
>         part was added for, and only for completeness, but I thought I
>         dealt with the possibility of this being the wrong place at the
>         end of my last post. Having that said thanks to you, and Sean
>         for being polite in your reply.
>
>         Talking about this to the company selling bitkeeper would almost
>         certainly yield biased feedback, and here is where many people
>         have cross-examined the licence from top to bottom, and who've
>         investigated every little nook and crannie of the Licence(and please
>         don't bother telling me you aren't lawyers).

1. Flamewars about BitKeeper tend to generate a lot of traffic.

2. vger.kernel.org has run out of /var/tmp space twice recently, which
   has caused list traffic to get lost.

_Please_ take this off LKML.

John.

             reply	other threads:[~2003-07-17 13:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-17 14:17 John Bradford [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-07-17 12:05 Rory Browne
2003-07-17 12:15 ` Sean Neakums
2003-07-17 12:28 ` Alan Cox
2003-07-17 12:35 ` Jens Axboe
2003-07-17 13:39   ` Rory Browne
2003-07-17 14:09     ` Alan Cox
2003-07-17 14:58 ` Larry McVoy
2003-07-17 21:01   ` Rory Browne
2003-07-17 21:41     ` Mike Fedyk
2003-07-17 22:01     ` Larry McVoy
2003-07-18  3:01     ` jw schultz
2003-07-22 16:56   ` Jamie Lokier
2003-07-22 20:15     ` Brian McGroarty
2003-07-22 20:23       ` Jamie Lokier

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