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Revolution OS & The Cathedral and the Bazaar

“Revolution OS” documentary is about GNU, Linux, open source and the free software movement. It contains a lot of useful and inspiring information such as the development of Linux from GNU. Eric Raymond’s idea on how software should be free vs. Bill Gates’ idea on software should be charged in order to maintain great quality.

“The Cathedral and the Bazaar” article talks about the two open source development models: cathedral model and bazaar model. Both model has their strength and weakness but the bazaar model seems to work better. The article discuss how we could benefit when code and idea are be shared. Furthermore, it discuss how programmer and programming project should behavior. Programmer should share their code and work in group. Programming project should be broken down in small iteration, release early, release often and listen to the customer for the latest update and requirement.


September 13, 2007 - Posted by | open source

1 Comment »

  1. The idea of breaking projects up into small iterations, releasing them early, and releasing them often is a great way to produce software guided by its users and that is why I believe the approach works so well. Not waiting till the end allows you to make modifications that are more dynamic; which in my opinion is one of the best ways.

    Comment by Simon Jung | September 13, 2007 | Reply

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