When Is More Open Source Too Much?
Jul 10, 2008, 02:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)
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"It seems like once every few months there's another round of
muttering about whether or not the open source world is just too
diverse for its own good. Matt Asay at CNet called it the 'too many
scratches for too few itches' problem. And my own colleague Alex
Wolfe so memorably described the world of Linux distributions as 'a
forking mess' a while back. So, is more really too much, especially
now that Linux is edging into the mainstream?
"Like a lot of questions, the answer you get seems to depend not
on who you ask, exactly, but what they want to do at any given