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

“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…”