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InfoWorld: Update: Linux Keeper, SpikeSource CEO Talk Up Open Source

Nov 18, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Accommodating large patch sets in Linux is expected to mean forking off of the 2.7 version of the platform to accommodate these changes, according to Andrew Morton, lead maintainer of the Linux kernel for Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).

"Commenting on the planned 2.7 release of the Linux kernel, Morton said OSDL expects a few individuals with big patch sets will want to include them in the kernel. But there will be no place to put them. At some point Linux founder Linus Torvalds will fork off Version 2.7 to accommodate the changes, Morton said at the SDForum open source conference here on Tuesday..."

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