KernelTrap.org: BitKeeper Author Larry McVoy Interviewed
May 28, 2002, 16:00 (43 Talkback[s])
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"KernelTrap has spoken with Larry McVoy, BitMover founder and
primary BitKeeper author. BitKeeper, a distributed source control
system, has been adopted by Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds and
condemned by free software icon Richard Stallman.
"In this interview, Larry looks back through the years,
describing his exposure to computers and Linux. He also discusses
the history of BitKeeper, from writing NSElite for Sun (which
turned into their still used SCM, Teamware), to his desire to keep
Linus from burning out, to the present day solution. The choice to
not license BitKeeper under the GPL is also explained.
"Larry discusses much beyond Bitkeeper as well, exploring some
of his other interests..."