"A benefit of open source software is the ability to take the
code base of an application and develop it in a new direction. This
is, as most of you probably know, called forking, and is very
common in the open source community. For example, many Linux
distributions can be traced back to either Debian, Fedora or
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.