On the PHPClasses.org blog today Manuel Lemos gives his perspective on the recently announced PHP fork by Robert Eisele that has the community buzzing with comments from both sides of the fence.
A fork is a new version of a project that a separate group of developers that want to give the project a different route. A new PHP forked version was created by Robert Eisele to address needs that he felt were important.
He mentions the forked version as updated with the changes Robert wanted to see made and a few other concerns that have come from it. One issue is the PHP name and licensing problems and another is whether or not you should use this fork (and what its future might be).