Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 8th Jun 2010 17:25 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Hobbies. Where would the computer industry be without them? Arguably, there wouldn't be a computer industry had it not been for hobbyists in the first place. The ineffable need to scratch an itch does still percolate even in this closed down world of big mainstream technology from big companies opposed to the little guy innovating. OSNews asks, what are you working on? We want to hear from you about your hobby projects (technology related or otherwise) to get a sense of what the community is cooking up for love of it, rather than because you're paid to do so. Share and enjoy!
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RE: Comment by WillemMulder
by ciaran on Tue 8th Jun 2010 19:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by WillemMulder"
ciaran
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2006-11-27

...unless, of course, the current beauty and power of the output is *because* it's being done without someone "steering" it :-)

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WillemMulder Member since:
2010-06-08

The individual diversity and creativity is certainly due to the lack of control :-)

However, this implies that everybody does do what he thinks is interesting. This enables competition, but hinders the development of 100% finished, really great products.
Hence, I think that projects should co-operate more and make awesome things with each other, instaed of next to each other.
This however requires a 'strategic management', as well as an 'operational management' and a good way in which people know what to do and how to do it.
In the end, that is management and 'steering', but enables for much better developed and finished projects than there are now ;)

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