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Re: A Look at the Next Release of Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 21:56 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> You can fork the software to evade the Microdronisation of it.
> I could fork a small project, but I doubt very much if I could
> successfully fork an entire GNU/Linux distro, with fully maintained
> forks of each and every one of its packages, or even just one major
> project like KDE (one of those threatened by PolicyKit). If I did, it'd
> be a one-shot fork that never got updated (kinda like my "Fedora 8"
> server, whose hardware architecture was abandoned by Fedora).
> A fork of that magnetite requires an entire community, not just a single
> disaffected user.
> But then ... stranger things have happened.

Unpopular decisions make the forks popular. If there's an interest 
of a majority, it usually wins. See LibreOffice.

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