List of software forks

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This is a list of notable software forks.

A timeline chart of how Linux distributions forked. The three largest trees are (from top) Debian, SLS and Red Hat.

Undated[edit]

1985[edit]

  • POSTGRES (later PostgreSQL), after Ingres branched off as a proprietary project.

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

  • Xemacs, from GNU Emacs, originally for Lucid Corporation internal needs.

1993[edit]

1995[edit]

1997[edit]

  • EGCS was a fork of GCC, later blessed as the official version.

1998[edit]

  • Grace, from Xmgr, after that project ceased development.

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

  • TrueCrypt, from E4M when the latter was discontinued.
  • Tux Racer went proprietary in 2000, leading to several forks including OpenRacer, PlanetPenguin Racer and Extreme Tux Racer.

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

  • Baz, the previous version of Bazaar, from GNU arch.
  • WineX (later Cedega) was a proprietary fork of Wine.
  • Dokeos, from Claroline.
  • MediaPortal, from XBMC.
  • FrostWire, from LimeWire after LimeWire's developers considered adding RIAA-sponsored blocking code.
  • XOrg, from XFree86, in order to adopt a more open development model and due to concerns over the latter's change to a license many distributors found unacceptable.

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

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