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At about 10:42 Clay talks about "cooperation w/o coordination". My question is: What if those two programmers made contradictory changes?

At about 10:42 Clay talks about "cooperation w/o coordination". My question is: What if those two programmers made contradictory changes? How would Linux handle it?

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  • Oct 9 2012: Linus choose to integrate one of them. The other one, if not satisfied, could work and maintain his own branch of the software with arbitrary changes.

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