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386bsd-netbsd.md Add quickly NetBSD origins in 386BSD 2020-12-08 14:03:36 -05:00
CONTRIBUTING.md * Underscores to delimit hyphen/dash-containing project names. 2018-11-02 12:20:43 -04:00
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README.md Adding links to vmb's fork/clone clarifcation, and to our incredible journey to disambiguate type of merges considered 2019-04-02 13:33:52 -04:00
airtime-libretime.md Note the Airtime to LibreTime fork 2020-04-05 13:55:40 -04:00
amara-proprietary.md Add Amara subtitling program's fork to proprietary license 2020-06-11 10:24:00 -04:00
attic-borg.md Attic backup to borg backup 2020-09-22 17:52:16 -04:00
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curl-gnurl.md Replaced the second dead link with a current version, can't find a counterpart to the first dead link so just striking that out. 2019-04-02 13:44:58 -04:00
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drone-woodpecker.md Woodpecker CI forked from Drone circa 2018 2021-05-20 15:29:40 -04:00
drupal-backdrop.md Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal 2018-05-21 17:37:52 -04:00
emby-jellyfin.md Add jellyfin fork from emby 2020-06-21 11:58:18 -04:00
fileutils+shellutils+textutils_coreutils.md Three utility packages were combined to form coreutils 2020-06-21 12:49:13 -04:00
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jsfound+nodejsfound-openjs.md js foundation and node.js foundation merge to form openjs foundation 2019-12-12 19:56:19 -05:00
libreelec-from-openelec.md * LibreELEC from OpenELEC cf Kodi MythTV et al 2018-03-22 09:32:31 -04:00
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node.js-io.js.md io.js forks from node.js and then merges in again under foundational managment 2020-10-12 18:33:59 -04:00
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osdl+fsg-linuxfound.md open source developer labs (osdl) an free standards group (fsg) merge to form linux foundation 2019-12-12 19:56:58 -05:00
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This is a collection of software project forks, collected primarily to exemplify the assertion of software freedoms.

The term 'fork' here is used in the older, pre-GitHub sense of a division of community development effort into two distinct projects, rather than the trivial sense of a clone or branch of a source code corpus used in the normal course of development and testing of those working with or within a project.

In the simplest form, it should make apparent any child-parent relationships amongst projects

Stretch goals include annotations indicating the date of the fork, the nature of the fork, any divergence in goals or features of the child projects, languages used, development environments, documention for the projects or for the motivations for entering the forking process, post-fork disposition of the child projects, influence on other projects, characterization of cooperation between or among child projects after the fork including any later merging of the projects.

Merges of distinctly-originated projects will also be considered. If so, the focus is on code bases rather than on companies.