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Old 07-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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LXer: What's the difference between a fork and a distribution?


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If you've been around open source software for any length of time, you'll hear the terms fork and distribution thrown around*casually in conversation. For many people, the distinction between the two isn't clear, so here I'll try to clear up the confusion.First, some definitionsBefore explaining the nuances of a fork vs. a distribution and the pitfalls thereof, let's define key concepts.Open source software is software that:read more

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