October 19, 2000

Stick a fork in it - the Linux kernel, WINE, and Samba

Author: JT Smith

"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.


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