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I don't have a problem with forking, but just when it's done for seemingly small and unimportant reasons, or when it's done for pure egotistical purposes, and ends up retarding the overall progress of the software.
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I use Pidgin, but I preferred Gaim more, even with the crashing bugs.
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
I don't have a problem with forking, but just when it's done for seemingly small and unimportant reasons, or when it's done for pure egotistical purposes, and ends up retarding the overall progress of the software.
Then don't blame FOSS or forking, blame stupid developers.
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Then don't blame FOSS or forking, blame stupid developers.

I never blamed FOSS, I just said I had issues with some of the reasoning behind certain project forks. FOSS is fine, but too much forks and the overabundance of parallel projects are a constant problem that have often caused the lack of proper stability and support on the platform; the whole audio mess is but one of the most clear examples.
Edited by Melcar - 5/17/08 at 2:46pm
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