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KernelTrap: No More Free BitKeeper

Apr 06, 2005, 13:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Andrews)

"BitKeeper was first utilized by a Linux project in December of 1999, when it was employed by the Linux PowerPC project. Then in February of 2002, Linux creator Linus Torvalds decided that BitKeeper was 'the best tool for the job' and started using it to manage the mainline kernel, an event that received much attention in the free and open source communities, and beyond. BitMover, the company behind BitKeeper, was founded by its current CEO, Larry McVoy, who originally conceived of BitKeeper as a tool to keep Linus from getting burnt out by the growing task of managing the Linux Kernel. Since Linus began using the tool three years ago, the pace of Linux kernel development has doubled..."

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