Rater of Change in Linux 2.6 Kerenl Sparks Debate

Kernel Changes Draw Concern from Open-Source Community
Members of the open-source community are expressing concern over rapid feature changes in the Linux 2.6 kernel, which they say are too focused on the desktop and could make the kernel too large.

The inclusion of features for gamers and music, as well as uncertainty about the future of virtualization in the kernel are causing concern for some of the large corporations feeding off of Linux. This will certainly get worse before it gets better. I wouldn’t be terribly surprised to see a fork in the code in the not to distant future with the BigCos taking on the development of an ‘enterprise’ kernel and the volunteer developers continuing on with a kernel for the rest of us.