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Re: Open Source Needs Open Discussion

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Sep 11, 2003 at 20:23 UTC ( #290810=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (OT) Open Source Needs Open Discussion

If you're saying "Having open source code doesn't alleviate the need for good development practices," I agree. I said something similar in Five Lessons Open Source Developers Should Learn from Extreme Programming.

I hesitate to go any further, though, because several projects have survived despite doing things that seem really really wrong. Don't discount volunteerism and stubbornness — they are terrible trumps for planning commercial development, but they work, occasionally, in open source projects.

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Re: Re: Open Source Needs Open Discussion
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 11, 2003 at 23:12 UTC
    I hesitate to go any further, though, because several projects have survived despite doing things that seem really really wrong.

    Is there actually a single, well-known example of an open source project that did things right? I can't think of one. Everything I've seen indicates a moderately distributed brute force method. Not that there's anything wrong with that :).

      I recall Clay Shirky as having said "Quality participants are more important than quality planners", which seems relevant to this thread.
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