1 Oct 2003 shlomif   » (Master)

BitKeeper

IBM has recently bought Rational, the producers of Rational ClearCase, which is an SCM system competing with BitKeeper. Does it mean all IBM employees (including many Linux kernel hackers) are forbidden from using BitKeeper? ;-)

I suppose only Larry McVoy can tell. I talked about it on the IRC with some people and they said IBM is so large, that it can hardly be considered as one entity. Still, I'm not sure it is a separate entity as far as copyright law is concerned.

Hacktivity

Various bits and pieces. I worked a bit on perl-begin, compiling it again after the move to the new computer. Then, I added some links to web-forums there. I also worked a bit on the Haskell for Perl Programmers lecture, adding stuff on arrays.

I worked on the Homesteading the Noosphere translation. I finished the chapter "Ownership Rights and Reputation Incentives", replaced my own translation with a corrected first chapter I received from someone else, and also went over the existing translation and corrected various stuff.

I also modified my homepage to include the interviews section, and placed Adrian Ettlinger's interview online. You probably know of it from the front-page article.

Haifux Lecture

Been to the latest Haifux lecture on Monday. Ron Artstein talked about Multi-lingual Typesetting. It was basically a coverage of the constraints that written languages imply on getting them typesetted. It was loads of fun and amusing.

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