Posted by: Margaret Rouse
forking, Open source
|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.|
Interesting list! One of the commenters, Dingo Jones, said that Mac OS X is an Open BSD fork. That’s the second time I’ve read that. I guess it makes sense — especially now that we know Google Chrome has Microsoft as one of its ancestors.