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Linux "Unforked!" Mea Culpa!

Sep 25, 2007, 00:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randall Kennedy)

"After much deliberation and review, I've decided to recant my previous blog entry. I no longer believe that the Linux kernel should be forked. In fact, I'm more convinced than ever that Linux needs *less* fragmentation, not more.

"It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. But I simply cannot bring myself endorse a course of action that I now know will cause irreparable harm to the already fragile Linux ecosystem. If I've learned anything over the past week it's that Linux is a bit of a miracle. And miracles are precious things that need to be protected. Right now, the tenuous fibers that link together this wondrous amalgam of talent and resolve are still too new, too pliable. One wrong movement could twist the whole structure beyond repair. We must be cautious..."

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