Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon, in an interview with Austrian newsite derStandard.at, has reiterated that a fork of GNOME is not on the cards.
Asked whether Ubuntu’s continuing additions, removals and tweaks to the stock GNOME environment could constitute a fork, Bacon replied: -
“Canonical and Ubuntu have no plans to fork GNOME. One of the nice things with open source is that you can fork but forking is something that you really don’t want to do and so only do it in very, very rare situations.”
A fork of GNOME has oft been mooted by users as a logical progression of Ubuntu development but with this statement such mutterings can come to an end.
Read the full interview @ derstandard.at/1280984081593/Ubuntu-We-have-no-plans-to-fork-GNOME