Maybe you could add another Frame with Versions of Popular Packages? I'm Thinking KDE, Gnome, GCC, mayor scripting Languages Browsers and Editors?
That's interesting - to give more context to particular eras? I can certainly "place" myself in life when using GNOME 2.8 :)
Way awesome though.
I think number of forks is not a very precise metric.
That's like saying countries that based their "constitutions" off of another countries did it because they don't like that countries constitution. What's more likely is that they really like it but just wanted to tweak something.
Instead use data from highly popular sites like wikipedia: http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportOpera...
SVG to PDF in google?
For instance, Korora is based on Fedora, not in Gentoo.
No SteamOS (Based off Debian)
Backtrack was rebuilt and is now Kali
I'm sure there is other stuff.
For me freedom means two things (1) contribute to up stream project (2) write free software.
Ps. I am proud that I was a paid co-developer of the very first distribution listed ;).
You don't think the lessons learned by those developers' experimentation weren't shared and applied in the decision-making process for more prominent distros? In a way, creating a distro is like contributing to all the other distros at the same time. What makes them fine developers is their drive to innovate and try new things so that one day the status quo can improve. Who knows: if all those developers worked on the same few distributions, they may have crashed and burned.
Sometimes. But there is also a lot of 'let's take Ubuntu and change the default desktop/wallpaper/DVD package set/...'.
Also, it's not as if developers in major distributions such as Debian don't have room to experiment with different approaches. For instance, in Debian, the default init system discussion rages. The most promising candidates are already available in Debian itself.
I know it's cool to be all blase about this, but this is different.
Many of us bear scars from trying to write portable software across commercial UNIX systems, while discovering that POSIX only covered part of the required features, and even the POSIX ones had implementation defined behaviours.
Not to mention the wonders of each system having their own UI toolkits, besides each XWindows flavour.
I did it between AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Xenix, DG/UX.
I often find the need to create such a diagram.
I am hoping the answer is not Photoshop.
So instead, lets call it distributions! Except, distributions of what?
Maybe we should call it distributions of Unix compatible operative systems. Except, Unix is not a standard so then one have to ask, which unix version and what does compatible means?
Maybe we should call it distributions of POSIX compatible operative systems. Except, then we got the problem that most distributions are not 100% compatible.
Maybe we should call it distributions of partial POSIX compatible operative systems. Except, that is not a specific definition, so now you can't graph it.
I am sorry, I do not think there is a correct name we can use. I also do not think this is a discussion relevant to the article.
Where does the source data come from?
Not able to find source though. Anyone?
Edit: More info http://futurist.se/gldt/, still no source though.