Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 19:00 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Proponents of the free and open-source software development model are using the recently announced delays in the shipping of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office 2007 products as an example of how the company's software engineering process simply does not work well. They are also pointing to how it stands in direct contrast with the way software gets developed in the free and open-source community, and using the delays to explain why theirs is the better choice.
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In other news...
by Sodki on Wed 5th Apr 2006 20:24 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

The delay of Ubuntu Dapper Drake is an example of how the free software engineering process simply does not work well.

Please, this kind of argumentation is useless. And yes, I'm an Ubuntu user.

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RE: In other news...
by markjensen on Wed 5th Apr 2006 20:37 in reply to "In other news..."
markjensen Member since:
2005-07-26

From that, you can determine that Ubuntu is a poor product? Or Linux is? Or Open Source development? No. Focusing on one item and drawing a sweeping conclusion from it will often lead to inaccurate results.

I know that ESR things that Microsoft has gotten too big and is collapsing internally from their own development weight (from his ibiblio blog). But I don't subscribe to his views, either (he is a very intelligent person, but is sometimes too fanatical about his beliefs).

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RE[2]: In other news...
by Sodki on Wed 5th Apr 2006 21:37 in reply to "RE: In other news..."
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

From that, you can determine that Ubuntu is a poor product? Or Linux is? Or Open Source development? No. Focusing on one item and drawing a sweeping conclusion from it will often lead to inaccurate results.

That's what I was trying to say, but in a sarcastic way. :-)

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RE[2]: In other news...
by someone on Thu 6th Apr 2006 01:00 in reply to "In other news..."
someone Member since:
2006-01-12

The delay of Ubuntu Dapper Drake is an example of how the free software engineering process simply does not work well.

I believe they wanted to release Dapper in a more stable state since this is supposed to be their first "stable" release.

Even if this is not the real reason behind the dapper delay, I think you still can't say that Dapper promised but didn't deliver (ie. WinFS)

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RE: In other news...
by microFawad on Thu 6th Apr 2006 18:43 in reply to "In other news..."
microFawad Member since:
2005-12-09

Fedora Core 5 was also not released on time...

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