The value of middlemen
Posted Aug 12, 2004 12:14 UTC (Thu) by ewan
In reply to: The value of middlemen
Parent article: The value of middlemen
No it wouldn't. And I don't think you mean 'fork' either -
distributors try hard not to actually fork things.
Most of the time, but sometimes it's necessary, as it was with the
XFree86 - X.org change.
There are good reasons why Red Hat and Debian (for example) are
not identical. [...] Which one, overweening, system would you have
us all use?
One shared linux friendly fork of cdrecord, not one version
of linux. It would be silly if everybody was independently patching
cdrecord to fix the same problems, but I don't think that actually
happens too much since they can all lift patches from each other.
That said it's possible that the pain of a full-blown fork might be
less than the pain of dealing with Jörg....
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