Brendan’s Roadmap Updates: The Open Web and Its Adversaries
I would go further. Forking is an extreme point in a continuum of options that exist with open source. The option to fork must exist as a feedback mechanism, but it need not be used in order for users to gain benefits not available with closed source and proprietary standards. Forking can be the right thing, or it can be a kind of mutually-assured-destruction option that keeps everyone acting in the interest of not forking.
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- 2007/03/29 / 08:58