BitKeeper client. Those developers who desire additional functionality
may choose to migrate to the more powerful commercial version of
Major projects hosted at www.bkbits.net,
such as the Linux kernel, will continue to be hosted and updated there.
Our relationship with the Open Source community has been evolving and
many of the key developers have already migrated to the commercial version
of BitKeeper. Those developers will continue to enjoy the full features
"Both BitMover and the Open Source community have benefited from our
relationship over the last 5 years" said BitMover's CEO Larry McVoy.
"BitKeeper is a more robust product and the development pace for the
Linux kernel has more than doubled as a result of BitKeeper's implementation
Delta Development Model."
"BK has been a huge boon to the kernel in the way it taught us how to
work better" said Linux leader Linus Torvalds. "We will continue to
apply those lessons going forward".
"The highly distributed model of BitKeeper really revolutionized kernel
development, allowing us all to work in parallel, and essentially giving
a lot more people commit privileges to the upstream tree, while still
maintaining the human 'trust tree' that Linus has spent over a decade
building." said Jeff Garzik, a senior Linux developer at Red Hat.
For those projects which do not wish to migrate to commercial BitKeeper,
BitMover will continue to maintain the repositories hosted on bkbits.net
and will provide CVS repositories of the history on a time-permitting
basis. CVS repositories for the Linux kernel already exist and are
mirrored on kernel.org.
Founded in 1998, BitMover Inc. is a privately held Silicon Valley-based
company that produces BitKeeper. BitKeeper shortens the software
development lifecycle by providing the industry's only peer-to-peer
collaborative development tool. Many of the world's largest independent
software and hardware vendors have used BitKeeper to more effectively
manage their development projects. Companies from startups to the Fortune
50 use BitKeeper to increase their productivity. BitKeeper enables best
practices in software development through powerful workflow capabilities,
gives managers enhanced control over their projects, and enables greater
productivity in engineers through best-in-class merge technology.
More than 60,000 BitKeeper seats are deployed worldwide. For more
information, please see http://www.bitkeeper.com.
BitMover and BitKeeper are trademarks of BitMover, Inc.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds