Depends on how you define it
Posted May 2, 2008 10:22 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Linux does past your test
Parent article: ELC: Morton and Saxena on working with the kernel community
Think about it as "gaming the system", OK? Maintainers are after all elected by Linus himself, without any external oversight, so you can assume they are of one mind. And the same goes for Morton. They could stage all a revolt against Linus but the outcome would not be sure either way.
Forking as you say is hard to prevent, but IMHO it is out of the question; in this case people are getting out of the system. It is like people fleeing a tyrannic country, which may or may not be prevented by the authorities (remember when Castro encouraged balseros to go and "invade" Miami). Of course in this case it is the crucial point, so maybe we are splitting hairs here.
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