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When Is More Open Source Too Much?

Jul 10, 2008, 02:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"It seems like once every few months there's another round of muttering about whether or not the open source world is just too diverse for its own good. Matt Asay at CNet called it the 'too many scratches for too few itches' problem. And my own colleague Alex Wolfe so memorably described the world of Linux distributions as 'a forking mess' a while back. So, is more really too much, especially now that Linux is edging into the mainstream?

"Like a lot of questions, the answer you get seems to depend not on who you ask, exactly, but what they want to do at any given point..."

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