Notes on FOSS:

fork has at least two meanings in an Open Source context:

1. A new project may be created starting with a copy of an old project. This is sometimes done if an old project isn't actively maintained, or if there is uncertainty about the direction of the old project. This is known as forking a project.

2. While a program is running, the copy that's located in memory may clone itself for various reasons. Subsequently, two or more copies are running (at least temporarily). The copy that's stored on disk usually isn't affected. This is known as forking a process.

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