(Note: Read the first comment to this entry. There’s more to the story than what I wrote here.)
Oh Yeah? Fork You!: Pidgin, the IM client, forked over — get this — a resizable text entry window.
The developers, for whatever reason, dug in their heels on this one and refused to budge. You can read through some of the commentary on the bug ticket to get an idea, but the general tenor was combatative bordering on hostile. The bug was eventually closed as “won’t fix”.
The community’s response was swift: Oh yeah? Fork you!
Jeff points out the possible outcomes:
The fork dies […] The fork merges […] The original dies […] Both original and fork survive
None of those sound great to me. I hate forks.