Linux Magazine: Git With It!

“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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