What’s the difference between a fork and a distribution?

If you’ve been around open source software for any length of time, you’ll hear the terms fork and distribution thrown around casually in conversation. For many people, the distinction between the two isn’t clear, so here I’ll try to clear up the confusion.First, some definitionsBefore explaining the nuances of a fork vs. a distribution and the pitfalls thereof, let’s define key concepts.Open source software is software that:read more

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