“If there is one thing that makes the Linux community and most
of the vendors that support it nervous, it is the fear that Linux
will fork and then splinter, just as commercial Unix did more than
two decades ago. This fear is the main reason that the Linux Core
Consortium has been announced.
“The Linux Core Consortium is backed by four relatively minor
commercial Linux players: Brazil’s Conectiva, France’s
Mandrakesoft, Japan’s Turbolinux, and America’s Progeny…”