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Sep 16, 2005, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"On April 6, 2005 at 10:41:57 Eastern Standard Time, the news finally broke. In a year that had already seen the retreat and toppling of many political dictatorships around the world, the benevolent dictatorship of Linux strongman Linus Torvalds itself announced a major pullback.

"'As a number of people are already aware (and in some cases have been aware over the last several weeks), we have been trying to work out a conflict over [BitKeeper] usage over the last month or two,' wrote Torvalds under the headline 'Kernel SCM Saga...' 'That hasn't been working out and as a result, the kernel team is looking at alternatives...'"

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