ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs projects merge

The fact that the developers of two projects with common goals decided to get along together is news in the Free Software world. What we usually hear are the announcements of new forks. I was very glad to read that the developers of two projects, ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs, which are open source tools that can be used to access and maintain the NTFS filesystem, decided to combine their efforts and made their first merged release. The merge has many benefits: no duplicate effort, easier code maintenance, more focused and coordinated effort and probably the most important one, common and more confident user base. I hope more projects follow their example.

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George Notaras is the editor of G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.