Joined: Feb. 2008
BTW, here is a reasonable approximation of a phylogenetic
tree web of a family of entities that are actually related by descent with modification and common design. The methodology isn't particularly rigorous (the author has probably forced it to be more tree-like than it should be, and has left out a lot of minor cross-breeding), but IMO it is good enough to be representative.
If you set out to organize these systems by common characteristics (whether in source code, functionality, interface compatibility, organization) you won't get a nice nested hierarchy like this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped....SVG.svg
No matter what how you tweak your criteria (if you do it honestly) it just won't work.
Why not ?
and yes, I would edit to add that to the previous post, if I could
Erasmus: Whatever it is, won't someone please think of the children!