Forkme on Github

By Xah Lee. Date: .

the beginning, of corp take over of opensource movement, circa 2008.

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github forkme ribbon [GitHub Ribbons By Tom Preston-Werner. At https://github.blog/2008-12-19-github-ribbons/ ]

this ribbon, became super popular, was plastered all over the web. It changed how programer perceive the concept of forking a project. Before, forking a software project is frowned upon, considered divisive, not be done unless there is irreconcilable disagreement. After the github gimmick, such notion eroded away. Everyone forks every project, even just as a mean to make a copy of it.