Linux "Unforked!" Mea Culpa!
Sep 25, 2007, 00:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randall Kennedy)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."