Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 12th Apr 2005 16:15 UTC
Editorial Being the best doesn't always mean being the most popular. We all know of many inferior products that are immensely, sometimes perplexingly, popular. However, this does not mean that one must forsake the pursuit of excellence when pursuing a broad market share. As proponents of open source software, it should not be beneath us to pursue popularity or to look to proprietary developers as examples. And by following the right examples, we can help spread the usage of open source software without sacrificing the goal of software excellence, says NewsForge.
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bleargh
by Anonymous on Wed 13th Apr 2005 14:36 UTC

Personally I think the title (and therefore the thesis) of this article could have been better.

How's about: "What creators of high quality software can teach creators of low quality software".

Let's face it: zealots (of ALL kinds) aside, there is strong and weak software and the development method doesn't guarantee either. However, I would be interested in getting away from the presumptions like those the article makes, and instead focus and what good quality software is made of. Let's look at success stories, whether proprietary or open source, and see what they have in common. Then we can learn to make better software for everyone.

Does this make sense?