Better SCM's Facelift

Posted 23 Apr 2005 at 08:28 UTC by shlomif Share This

The Better SCM Site has seen a major revamp in the last days. It now features a better look and feel, extra and updated content, and better internals. A page was set up which summarizes the recent modifications. Especially of note, is the fact it was updated to reflect the recent dis-continuation of the gratis BitKeeper licensing.

"Better SCM" is a site for advocacy and information on Version Control and Source Configuration Management (SCM) systems.

Frankly..., posted 23 Apr 2005 at 15:50 UTC by yeupou » (Master)

Frankly, it is not a news that a website got revamped. We dont read advogato to learn that x site gets "a better navigation menu" or "content [added] to the Monotone page", do we?

Especially not acceptable since you are the author of the website.

If you were writing an authentic article, that address something specific, that have a specific purpose, that would be ok. But frankly, "hey I updated my page about that" is no news.

Commercial != proprietary, posted 23 Apr 2005 at 15:56 UTC by yeupou » (Master)

Not to mention questionable statements found in the website.

For instance, saying "developers of open source software who desire to use BitKeeper to maintain their codebase, will require getting a commercial license proper from BitMover (possibly for no charge)" makes no sense.

Libre software license are commercial licenses as they completely allows commercial activity with the software involved. The only way to claim that a proprietary software would be "more" commercial than libre software would be to base that claim on the fact that proprietary software could only commercial (with libre software can be commercialized or not, it's up to anybody having it). But this example makes such argument flawed, as it is mentioned "possibly for no charge".

BitKeeper's Commercial License, posted 23 Apr 2005 at 20:22 UTC by shlomif » (Master)

When I used the word Commercial in the context of BitKeeper I meant it in the right meaning of Commercial. Naturally BitKeeper is proprietary and not open-source. However, now that the gratis version of BitKeeper was end-of-life'd, developers who would like to use it for their open-source projects would need to get a commercial license from BitKeeper. Previously both licenses (the gratis and the commercial - both proprietary) were available for different audiences, and now there's only one option.

Does that mean no more Gna Hotspot re-posts?, posted 27 Apr 2005 at 18:04 UTC by redi » (Master)

yeupou, does that mean you won't be doing further copy'n'paste duplications of entire interviews, conducted by you, copied from your site? ;-)

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