In article 681, i finally believe i have some sensible closure from playing devil's advocate.
the responses from two successful project forks were well-written, relevant and thought-provoking.
in fact, i have to say (and this may just be me, because i have a personal interest in project forks succeeding) that the two responses were more insightful than the original lead of the article.
there was a recent article on slashdot about a successful project experience, i recall that the third thing in it said "be financially independent" if you want to be a project leader.
without full-time project leadership, a project cannot realistically be expected to survive.