Sunday, September 19, 2010

Week of Fork

This week, there are a lot of fork on Open Source projects. The first one is OpenIndiana which tries to fork the OpenSolaris which has been killed by Oracle. The second one is Diaspora, a privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network. This project was built by four students of New York University who t ries to build a new social site after Facebook failed to provide better privacy protection for their end users. What's unique is that CEO of Facebook support Diaspora by funding the project.

The last fork of this week is Mandriva fork called Mageia. This project is due to unclear future of Mandriva because of the financial issues. Instead of having the project stopped, some developers, users, cookers gathered and create a community-based project which will ensure that the project will continue as it is, even though it will have different name.