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In the Hacker News discussion of the open sourcing of BitKeeper (oh, the irony (or not, according to its owner)) there was a cool sub-thread about version control systems development back in the day at Sun:

"Their stuff wasn't ready so I kept working but that made them look bad, one guy with some perl scripts outpacing 8 people with a supposedly better language. So their VP came over and said "Larry, this went all the way up to Scooter, if you do one more release you're fired" and set back SCM development almost a decade" - BitKeeper discussion at Hacker News.

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