Re: BitBucket: GPL-ed *notrademarkhere* clone

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Sun, 2 Mar 2003 22:49:42 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > I'm not even convinced it will become a full exporter if Larry finally
> > provides the kernel data via an open protocol stored in an open format
> > as he promised us some week ago, go figure how much I can care what it
> > will become after it has the readonly capability.
> I think this is a fair request.
> IMO a good start would be to get BK to export its metadata for each
> changeset in XML. Once that is accomplished, (a) nobody gives a damn
> about BK file format, and (b) it is easy to set up an automated, public
> distribution of XML changesets that can be imported into OpenCM, cvs, or
> whatever.

Read: an XML scheme with a public, open specification?

Ask Microsoft how to `encrypt' documents using an `open' standard like XML...



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