I was at an event on Thursday when I met with a person from Sun. I last met him about a year or so ago and after all the pleasantries, he asked if I am still with Red Hat. I said, yes, of course. Things are getting to be increasingly fun. He then went on to ask what I have to say about OpenSolaris. Before I could answer, he said, “hey OpenSolaris has already forked, isn’t great!”. What? Forking it is great? I said that forking is not a good thing to which he said that Red Hat, Mandriva, Novell are all forks of Linux. I corrected him but somehow he felt unconvinced. I said that forking the code is not a good thing as it will not necessarily make things better. Sigh.