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Just look up the history of browsers and you'll see that forking is rampant. Forking isn't failure. It's evolution. Once a project reaches a certain size, there exist enough developers in the community to be able to split into two or more self-sustaining communities that can take the project in two or more directions that are valid and serve different needs. It's called specialization.



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