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Open Source ABCs: Fork

Welcome to our #100DaysOfOSS series. Until October 31, we'll be doing Open Source Software (OSS) terms from A to Z. We'll be diving into a different letter of the English alphabet, uncovering OSS concepts, and sharing our thoughts on them.

Today, we're covering the letter "F" for Fork.

Fork: Forking is the process of creating a new independent project from an existing open-source project. It allows developers to take the existing codebase in a new direction or make modifications while maintaining the original project's core principles.

Now, we want to hear from you! What other OSS terms can you think of that start with the letter "F"?

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Top comments (4)

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Chinwenma Okorie

That's great so when you fork a repo it's because you want to contribute to that particular repo either by way of adding new features, fixing bugs, or even to have vision for the project. Hmmmm interesting and fun too.

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Sijmen J. Mulder

Possibly, this is how forking fits into the GitHub PR workflow, but forking can also mean (and used to mean) splitting of a project and going off on your own. E.g. how neovim is a fork of vim, or how OpenBSD is a fork of NetBSD.

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P Sakthivel

OSS term: "F" for Flutter.

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OSS term: "F" for Fetch