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Torvalds Creates New Linux Development System - 4/22/2005 6:57:19 PM   


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Linux founder Linus Torvalds has reluctantly created his own software configuration management system, Git, to oversee Linux kernel development.

Previously, Torvalds had been using BitMover Inc.'s BitKeeper SCM (software configuration management) to manage Linux. "I'm pretty well known for not being a huge fan of source control that gets in the way and makes it harder to merge with all the people I work with all the time," Torvalds said in a statement last year.

"BitKeeper is different. It's made me more than twice as productive, and its fundamentally distributed nature allows me to work the way I prefer to work—with many different groups working independently, yet allowing for easy merging between them."

Not everyone in the free software/open-source community was as happy as Torvalds about BitKeeper because it is a proprietary program. Flame wars quickly erupted over the use of the proprietary program to manage the creation of the open-source software poster-child project: Linux.

In essence, it was a debate between open-source pragmatists such as Torvalds, who believes in using the right tool for the job regardless of whether it's proprietary or open source, and free-software purists like Richard Stallman, who believes that using proprietary programs is contrary to what free software should be about.

"This problem, like the decision to use BitKeeper, reflects the attitude of the original developer of Linux, a person who thinks that 'technically better' is more important than freedom," wrote Stallman in a 2002 criticism of Torvalds' use of BitKeeper.


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