Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Dec 2005 20:16 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Of all the myths that have grown up around open source software, perhaps the most pervasive is Eric Raymond's aphorism that 'Many eyes make bugs shallow', suggesting that if lots of people can view a program's source code, they will find and fix its errors more quickly than commercial products whose code is jealously guarded. The only problem with this is that it's not true - certainly not in one of the flagship projects of open source, OpenOffice."
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Inverse conclusion
by Vanders on Thu 8th Dec 2005 20:44 UTC
Vanders
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2005-07-06

If many eyes make bugs shallow, but OpenOffice.org 2.0 has a lot of bugs, then another suitable conclusion is that there are not enough eyes looking at the source.

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