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Old 12-15-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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LXer: Google Chromium, Chromeplus and Iron Browser: Why Source code and Distribution Models Matter


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The internet has been awash with the fallout from Oracleís stewardship of OpenOffice.org and Ubuntuís announcement that Xorg would be replaced by Wayland and Unity would be the next desktop. The F-word was used. A lot. No, not that F-word. The other F-word. Forking. OpenOffice.org has already forked to LibreOffice and Iíve no doubt that Unity haters will fork off to Gnome Shell 3. Fair enough. Itís all about choice in the end and choice creates competition and competition often creates innovation and cross fertilization (as well as fragmentation). Read the article at Freesoftware Magazine.

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