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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Apart from version differences, I don't see much contribution from manufacturers' side. Mostly, their contributions end at desktop themes and maybe a couple of branded applications.
It seems, the best defence against fragmentation is a strong leadership. It should be unprofitable for manufacturers to deviate much from the mainline branch.
So far, it seems to be what's happening.
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