Published on August 15th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
The reasons behind Bitcoin forking
They see a golden, one-time opportunity to forcibly divert Bitcoin from its intended path and onto a wildly different technical trajectory.
force) the Bitcoin community to switch to something different, something more in line with their personal technical tastes.
To try and change that answer to “no” not only violates the Bitcoin social contract, but goes against the wishes of many, many people in the Bitcoin community.
But of course, this has made no difference to the belief of the Bitcoin Core developers who dislike hard forks.
In short, they believe that the only mechanism that Bitcoin has to keep them in check should never be used.