Weak Communities and Strong Forks
Oct 06, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"Proprietary vendors sometimes point to the possibility of
open-source fragmentation as one of its great weaknesses believing,
as they do, that the vendor should always control its own destiny.
What such vendors fail to see is that a community's right to fork a
project is actually its greatest strength. The fork is the
community's most valuable tool for ensuring the ongoing health of
"OpenOffice.org is feeling this now, as a cumbersome community
process has led prominent members of the OpenOffice community to
lay down the law (er... the fork) and declare independence, as
Kohei Yoshida does..."