Subject: Re: Any point to cvs using rsh? (was Re: Anoncvs pointer)
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2002 13:53:47
[ On , December 14, 2002 at 01:22:28 (-0500), Perry E. Metzger wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Any point to cvs using rsh? (was Re: Anoncvs pointer)
> There is an obvious reason for this -- all the brains in the old CVS
> operation are now working on Subversion. So far, it looks like the
> work has been quite worthwhile, but the side effect is that CVS is
> dying, too.
You should not apply commercial software concepts to free software.
CVS is free software. It cannot die so long as any copy of its source
remains freely available. Indeed it will thrive so long as even just
one instance of it is used anywhere by anyone. It will even grow so
long as anyone bothers to read its source and maybe try to fix its bugs
or enhance it in some way that one person finds useful. That is what it
means to be free software.
There is no such thing as "market share" for free software.
By your definition NetBSD would probably be dying too, but clearly it is
thriving because I, for one, use it every day.
Greg A. Woods
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