Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:53 UTC
In the News Forbes has an interesting article that attempts to push Crowdsourcing off its pedestal by pointing out that "crowds" don't actually invent or create anything; individuals do. What the crowdsourcing phenomenon does is put an opportunity in front of a large number of people, some of whom may be uniquely suited to solve a particular problem or achieve a particular goal. The article goes on to discuss Open Source Software, and points out that Open Source's success isn't because of crowds of anonymous people, but the largely the efforts of identifiable virtuosos.
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RE[5]: Seems to come up a lot
by Moulinneuf on Wed 30th Sep 2009 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Seems to come up a lot"
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He has managed and directed development from the start.

Not exactly, a lot of is direction and mangement is atributable to others who helped him at the start.

It was his unique qualities as project leader that has made Linux a success.

No, most of the things he enjoy and are what make the Linux kernel and GNU/Linux success are not of is own doing. He got a lot of outside help.

That was not the point. It was that taxes, spent good or bad, are obtained through force.

Again, if I gladly pay them, I am not forced to pay them, there are a lot of rich people and tax evader, who don't pay there taxes on time, hence creating enormous problem for the country that have to deal with it, if there was real force behind tax to obtain them there would be a lot less debt in the majority of country who have them.

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