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OpenStack Doesn't Want Any Forks

Jan 14, 2012, 14:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The notion of being able to fork a project is core to open source. It's also potentially a bad thing in some cases as it can lead to fragmentation of a user base and compatibility issues.

The OpenStack effort which is currently trying to figure out how to govern itself in a new OpenStack Foundation isn't keen on forks. In a Friday Webinar talking about the goals of the new Foundation, Rackspace VP of Business & Corporate Development Mark Collier specifically took aim at the fork issue.

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