Posted Sep 20, 2007 6:56 UTC (Thu) by nim-nim
In reply to: The license?
Parent article: The case of the unwelcome attribution
> Note that each of the *BSDs produces a full OS distribution in addition to
> working on a kernel, so saying that Linux has never forked while the BSDs
> have is not really a fair comparison.
But distributions compete amically, and core developers move from one to another pretty often. You don't have let's-burn-bridges forks, or follow-our-leader-maximo-to-the-death distros (ok, except for Ubuntu, and it's not a technical leader). Linux distributions have been known to cooperate and even merge.
The BSD forking process seems a lot more extreme
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