Royal Pingdom looks at
ten successful software forks.
"Much of the open source software that is in popular use today was born from other projects. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at the history of some of these software forks and find out WHY they happened in the first place.
We looked at the WHY because software forking is often seen as somewhat of a waste of development resources and isnt considered a good thing. Sometimes the results can be great, though, as many of the examples below clearly show.
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