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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Bitkeeper Controversy

Apr 30, 2005, 05:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Michael Hall)

"A few weeks ago we made passing mention of what has since come to be known as 'the Bitkeeper Controversy.' We knew there'd be more to say about the matter at a later date, but we weren't sure when that would be. As it turns out, we were just waiting for the right last word.

"In a nutshell, Linux kernel development has depended in no small part on a revision management system called Bitkeeper. 'The Bitkeeper Controversy' is another one of those baroque Linux stories that cause casual observers to shake their heads and go back to wondering if Longhorn will ship with a better version of Solitaire..."

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