Gentoo will rock on
Posted Jul 3, 2003 9:22 UTC (Thu) by alspnost
I always feel disappointed when I see forking going on, because I instinctively see it as yet another dilution of effort and talent in our community. We need to see mergers, not forks! Having said that, perhaps this particular fork will lead to a BSD situation, whereby Gentoo and Zynot will end up competing on a friendly basis, and folding in each other's improvements from time to time. Could it happen, or is that too optimistic?
It's also sad that this has slightly tarnished Gentoo's unblemished image as a friendly, happy and healthy project. I guess I'm naive; these sort of flare-ups will always happen when human beings are involved. But wherever Zynot goes, Gentoo will rock on, and rightly so. It's an excellent technology platform that already provides many benefits, and hopefully those are only a glimpse of what's to come.
Good luck to both groups, and may healthy competition work its magic as always.
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