Fear of forking
Posted Feb 28, 2006 22:50 UTC (Tue) by adren
Parent article: Linux fragmenting at last?
There is an old article (1999) from Rick Moen on the subject called "Fear of forking" which explains that most forks eventually end up with a merge back to the original project or at least bring some improvements.
Examples of such forks are : Unixes, emacs, gcc, glibc etc.
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