Forking is good, actually. It allows groups of people with distinct needs to self-determine their own destiny. We should encourage forks of free software and support easier customization and alterations of projects, without imposing central control.
@brion I think people so easily gloss over that just about every package in a Linux distro or homebrew, etc. are all forks of upstream. They might have patches for security or better system integration, use different compiler flags, and so on. Sometimes patches are first tried in a distro's fork to prove that they work before being accepted upstream!
Forks are great, they're one of the best ways to empower users via software freedom.
@brion ehh ... that is one extremely specific and rosy, cherry-picked description of what a fork is. Let's not pretend like it's all-encompassing.
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