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D. Joe 0f85ae8b02 Typo correction 7 months ago Add quickly NetBSD origins in 386BSD 2 years ago * Underscores to delimit hyphen/dash-containing project names. 4 years ago Update license year 4 years ago Adding links to vmb's fork/clone clarifcation, and to our incredible journey to disambiguate type of merges considered 4 years ago Typo correction 7 months ago Add Amara subtitling program's fork to proprietary license 2 years ago Attic backup to borg backup 2 years ago Replace duplicate reference to the rockylinux wikipedia article with reference to direct project link 8 months ago Replaced the second dead link with a current version, can't find a counterpart to the first dead link so just striking that out. 4 years ago Add Debian to Ubuntu 2 years ago Woodpecker CI forked from Drone circa 2018 1 year ago Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal 4 years ago Add jellyfin fork from emby 2 years ago Three utility packages were combined to form coreutils 2 years ago * font-awesome to fork-awesome 4 years ago Add quickly DragonFly BSD origins in FreeBSD 2 years ago Libera formed after a Freenode management change 1 year ago Add the EGCS fork and succession of gcc 2 years ago Add link for original version of pull quote, and indicate it was from an earlier version. Remove the link to some old commit not sure why that was in there. 7 months ago Some Go git hosting, Gogs forks 5 years ago Some Go git hosting, Gogs forks 5 years ago Note some of the relationships amongst HedgeDoc, CodiMD, and HackMD 2 years ago Add htop-dev from htop 2 years ago Minetest fork of Irrlicht to Irrlicht-MT 8 months ago * found this one looking at various SSO packages 5 years ago js foundation and node.js foundation merge to form openjs foundation 3 years ago * LibreELEC from OpenELEC cf Kodi MythTV et al 5 years ago LizardFS forked from MooseFS in 2013. 3 years ago Add quickly OpenBSD origins in NetBSD 2 years ago io.js forks from node.js and then merges in again under foundational managment 2 years ago Xapian forked from Open Muscat circa 2001 2 years ago openwrt and lede via The Reg 5 years ago OFTC forms out of dissatisfaction with OPN 1 year ago open source developer labs (osdl) an free standards group (fsg) merge to form linux foundation 3 years ago Quick add radare2 to rizin 2 years ago Add Oracle Linux as an ongoing fork of RHEL 3 years ago Inkscape from Sodipodi 3 years ago stub with some links for sugar vs suite crm fork 5 years ago Add the xmbc -> kodi renaming 3 years ago * xcp-ng added, h/t to CTM 4 years ago

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.