forking

forking
n.
The process by which a technology fragments into multiple, incompatible, versions.
Example Citation:
"The kind of fragmentation that crippled Unix also haunts Linux. A number of vendors hawk their own flavors of the OS. Minor examples of forking already exist."
— Jesse Berst, "Skeleton In the Linux Closet," Jesse Berst's AnchorDesk, March 21, 2000
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  • Forking Larkspur — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division …   Wikipedia

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