Subject: Re: the GCC steering committee
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 21:25:38 -0800 (PST)

       > How many forks of the RedHat tree have happened over the years? How
       > many has the market actually paid any attention to?

One could argue that the raw materials for sustainable forks is itself
a salable product.

A handful of very large vendors now have a need for forks.  If it were
tractable, many large customers would have a need for their own forks.

Forking != fragmentation.  Forking is good.