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eWeek: Open-source angst: Fear of forking; Linux to follow Samba?

Oct 16, 2000, 23:10 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"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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