Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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Workers of the world unite!
by Zambizzi on Fri 17th Dec 2004 23:06 UTC

Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!

The greater good!

Just jokes, really, no flames...lighten up.

Not all "community" efforts are good and the same can be said about proprietary software. Software is dynamic and so are people and I doubt we've found even a good model for developing software yet because, as a technology, it's in its infancy yet.

It took Honda many decades of existing car building to come into the market w/ a car that is produced fast, cheap, and is very reliable. We don't yet have that in the software world and even open source projects can produce bad code.

I guess my point is (or lack thereof), is one model does not fit all software development projects, that's rediculous. Both methods are two of the biggest we know and both are very effective.