13 April 2005

Register and Readers line up with "our" Tridge

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In the great moral and global IP battle swirling around the use of BitKeeper by Canberra penguin bitee Linus Torvalds and Canberra reverse engineer (and all-round uber-geek amongst many other achievments) Andrew Tridgell, it’s good to get some outside perspective.

Enter global IT arbiters The Register and their reader feedback:

viewed in terms of moral rights Andrew Tridgell is the only party in this dispute who is being entirely consistent.

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So Tridge is viewing the formats and messaging etc and making a client to work with it, but McVoy and Linus think he is reverse engineering and straight copying their original, now withdrawn, client?

I’ll sit this one out I think.

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