"A split in the open-source ranks at Samba rekindles fears
about the potential pitfalls and perils of forking Linux."
"Among some open-source developers, forking equals the end of
the code-development tree's common roots. For others, it's just an
inevitable part of the growth process."
"So when open-source print-and-file server vendor Samba Corp.
announced Friday plans to fork, or split, its code base, reactions
predictably ran the gamut."
"Some claimed it was the beginning of the end, not only for
Samba but for other open-source projects. Others claimed the move
would improve the quality of Samba's products. Still others blamed
it all on Microsoft Corp."
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