Subject: Re: Successful FSBs
From: Brian Behlendorf <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 18:19:25 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Ben Laurie wrote:
> Perhaps my disappointment in SourceXchange's death colours my reaction,
> but my point was that, as you say, CollabNet ran SourceXchange, and no
> longer does. What it does now is kinda like SourceXchange, but
> different,

I wouldn't even say it's "kinda like".  It's "kinda like" the difference
between a verb and a noun, or perhaps better, "giving developers a reason
to write code" and "giving them a *place* to write code".  Or something.

> and not particularly aimed at free software (though it does
> get used to support it sometimes, in a very non-SourceXchangish way). I
> think its perfectly clear that SourceXchange _is_ RIP, and CollabNet is
> a vaguely related enterprise.

I was just trying to remove the vagueness (vagarity?).