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)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"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."
- LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Stick a Fork in It?(Oct 16, 2000)
- Linux Format: The Samba Code Fork: What it is, why it's important, and what it means to you(Oct 16, 2000)
- Sander Striker: TNG Code Fork (from Samba)(Oct 15, 2000)
- Linux.com: Have We Come to a Fork in the Road?(Sep 28, 2000)
- LinuxMall.com: Survival of the Forkest?(Apr 07, 2000)
- WideOpenNews: Bob Young: Why Linux Won't Fragment(Apr 02, 2000)
- SRO: Fork You! SJVN's top five reasons why Linux isn't forking.(Mar 26, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Linux won't fragment, Red Hat chairman says(Mar 24, 2000)
- Linux.com: Stick a Fork in It(Mar 23, 2000)
- TechRepublic: No "forking" in the road ahead(Feb 17, 2000)
- InfoWorld: The profit motive is what will sell Linux and prevent Unix-like fragmentation(Feb 14, 2000)
- TechWeb: Fragmentation Lurks For Linux(Feb 11, 2000)
- LinuxWorld: To fork or not to fork?(Feb 09, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: Fragmentation can be a good thing, Linux creator says(Feb 03, 2000)