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Original author(s)Andrew Tridgell
Initial release21 April 2005; 17 years ago (2005-04-21)
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypeVersion control
LicenseGNU General Public License v2 Edit this on Wikidata

SourcePuller[1] is an open-source client for accessing the BitKeeper version control system. It was originally developed by Andrew Tridgell, who reverse engineered the BitKeeper protocol.[2] While not widely used itself, it is best known for triggering the BitKeeper controversy,[3][4] which sparked the switch of the Linux kernel from BitKeeper to Git.[5]


  1. ^ tridge. "SourcePuller". SourceForge.
  2. ^ "How Tridge reverse engineered BitKeeper".
  3. ^ "Tridgell drops Bitkeeper bombshell".
  4. ^ "RMS: BitKeeper bon-voyage is a happy ending". - The source for Linux information. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16.
  5. ^ "What are some well-written accounts of the Linux-Bitkeeper-Git story?".

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