Popular open source projects like Node have thousands of contributors who don’t always agree how the project should be managed. Threats to “fork” a project by taking the code base in a different direction—and bringing a substantial portion of the original community with it—are extremely common. They also usually never come to pass. Some developers always seem to be threatening to fork the programming language Python 2.7 in order to bypass Python 3, an upgrade many coders disliked. Yet that particular fork-fest has never gotten underway, largely because its proponents remain a minority in the overall Python community.