Nobody in this thread mentioned any mistakes. At least not yet.
I am merely pointing out that making arbitrary decisions about what is good for your own software project isn't too popular among some Linux circles.
> The standard way to move from "committee" to "fiat" is by forking, an example would be Galeon (and later Firefox) forking off of Mozilla.
Neither of these are really examples of forks. Galeon started off as it's own web browser that used the Mozilla engine and Firefox is Mozilla's own project which they split off the non-browsing bits into separate applications and put a better UI on top of it.
Galeon essentially died, replaced by Epiphany (at least in spirit..) which now uses webkit and has been largely gone unappreciated because Chrome kicks so much ass.