"Code forking is what happens when
someone takes source code (which, in the Open Source/Free Software ethos, is always available),
makes changes to it, and then proclaims that their project is an equal to or improvement on the
original. And let's face it: the Linux kernel, Wine, and Samba code have already been forked: the
different strains of embedded Linux represent code forks, Corel has certainly forked its version of Wine,
and most recently a potentially troubling fork was unveiled in the SAMBA field." From LinuxPlanet.com.
October 19, 2000