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Version management tools: CVS to BK in the Linux kernel

@inproceedings{Shaikh2003VersionMT,
  title={Version management tools: CVS to BK in the Linux kernel},
  author={Maha Shaikh and Tony Cornford},
  year={2003}
}
Version management tools might be seen as a prerequisite for open source development today as projects become too large to be managed by maintainers alone. Yet the OS process depends on fluid coordination and collaboration, with the underlying qualities of this process based on firm trust and respect for fellow developers. This paper is a study of how debate over version tools reflects governance and decision making in an OS community. The paper is based on a study of the Linux kernel community… 
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