Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Sep 2005 21:04 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "From its humble origins in the 'hacker' culture of US computer science laboratories in the 1970s, open source software has grown to become arguably the most influential and talked about phenomenon to hit the computer industry since the invention of the microprocessor. Many of the proponents of OSS seem to have been captivated by the idea of a free lunch and may have failed to consider the longer-term effect of OSS on our fragile software ecosystem. Let us examine some of the issues surrounding OSS that aren't normally aired in public."
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bsd better
by on Sun 18th Sep 2005 21:56 UTC

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the processs for developments in the BSDs is more professional and sound with respect to "engineering" principles.

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RE: bsd better
by ma_d on Sun 18th Sep 2005 22:06 in reply to "bsd better"
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2005-06-29

That's quite true. But it's OSS development too ;) . They also develop, generally, at a slower pace to more bazaar projects. But, they also have far fewer people working on projects.
I suppose there are sort of steps between. And Linux (itself) is a bit of a bazaar extreme. It even has multiple maintainers (for different branches).

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RE: bsd better
by bornagainenguin on Mon 19th Sep 2005 04:54 in reply to "bsd better"
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2005-08-07

I don't know that I'd agree that the BSD process is necessarily 'better' though I will say its done according to this guy's idea of 'professional' and 'sound with respect to "engineering" principles.' Hmmm...from what I read of this rant, anything that would read as 'good' according to this guy's principles should raise a warning flag, given how clueless he seems to be...

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RE: bsd better
by bornagainenguin on Mon 19th Sep 2005 04:56 in reply to "bsd better"
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2005-08-07

I don't know that I'd agree that the BSD process is necessarily 'better' though I will say its done according to this guy's idea of 'professional' and 'sound with respect to "engineering" principles.' Hmmm...from what I read of this rant, anything that would read as 'good' according to this guy's principles should raise a warning flag, given how clueless he seems to be...

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