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Re: [Xen-devel] NetBSD port and a couple of remarks

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 03:48:24PM -0800, Kip Macy wrote:
> =>  whoever owns BitKeeper at some point won't sue you,
> In light of recent events that is a genuinely compelling point.

Given that we have shown our committment to the open source community by
turning down overtures from Red Hat, VA Linux, Borland, and multiple VC's,
it's not a compelling point at all.  If I was motivated strictly by money
I would have either kept my 3% of Cobalt or kept my position as emp #4
at Google, either of which would have made me far more money than BK will.

Money isn't the reason we'd sell out, we would have done that by now,
we've had multiple offers, any one of which would have made me enough
money that I would never have had to ever deal with another mail message
like this one.

On the other hand, I'm less than thrilled with being, as Kip pointed
out, pointlessly flamed for doing something that has been of tremendous
help no matter how you look at it.  I'd appreciate it if the people who
were happy using BK kept on using it and if the rest of the people were
polite enough to air their opinions anywhere but my mailbox.  I've done
my part and gotten off of all public lists so I don't bother anyone with
my opinions, it would be oh-so-pleasant if my good friends in Germany
were to return the favor.
Larry McVoy              lm at bitmover.com          http://www.bitmover.com/lm

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