Wednesday, April 09, 2008

CIL2008: The Cathedral & the Bazaar

This book, The Cathedral & the Bazaar, was mentioned several times during the conference. The book, which can be read online for free, analyzes the open source world. Although I've not read the book, I was intrigued by a comment Joshua Neff made Tuesday when he suggested that a piece of software being discussed be "more cathedral and less bazaar." Open source -- as well as beta versions of software -- can "resemble a great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches (aptly symbolized by the Linux archive sites, who’d take submissions from anyone) out of which a coherent and stable system could seemingly emerge only by a succession of miracles." (Subversive Influence blog)

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