subversion/bitkeeper comparison

I was just reading this commentary on this comparison between BitKeeper and subversion, and I must say … Wow.

For a company to distribute a free product, but refuse to let a “competitor” use that product, seems just childish and spiteful. To publish a comparison, and rig things so that the other guy can’t do the same, also seems pretty childish. And to force someone to fill out forms before they can look at your software license seems just plain odd.