October 25, 2000

De-demonizing forking

Author: JT Smith

"Can we please get over our collective forkaphobia? Every few weeks something happens in the Linux
landscape, such as the recent news that the Samba project is undergoing a planned fork, or some
pseudo-technical pseudo-journalist decides to take a shot at Linux by dragging this old red herring into the
conversation, and we have to endure yet another round of angst and debate over whether Linux will
smithereen itself all over the landscape. It's pointless, and it's lost whatever entertainment value it had a long
time ago." LinuxProgramming.com has this editorial.

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