Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary
Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their infrastructure and another 6 percent will install it in the next two years. This revolutionary model for collaborative software development...more
It's an inter ...more
The issues I see with the book, which are being put forth from my own opinion 15 years after the books writing date and 12 years after this version's last update are these:
1. It too lightly sidestepped the issues surrounding the introduction of a new software version number. The statements and assum ...more
I think he is right about why open source software tends to be of such good quality (frequent small releases, u ...more
The answer he comes up with are several. One is the concept of 'scratch your own itch'. The idea that programmers find something ...more
The parts about Linus Torvalds are gold, as it's argued that he's such a sweet and agreeable person. And it's also pointed out how not attacking the authors and speaking softly are core skills when working in a Bazaar-like environment. I gue ...more
Should you read this book? Well, if you're reading a review for this book then chances are you are in the category of person it's aimed at, note that the titular essay, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar", is available online for free, as are pretty much all of the other essays in the book. I would recommend reading online the essay for ...more
Waarom is Open Source zulk een goed model om software te ontwikkelen? Waarom werkt dit model, dat sommige beschouwen als een soort communistisch IT equivalent? Dat kom je allemaal te weten door het lezen van dit boek.
Dit boek zorgde er onderen voor dat Netscape zijn ontwikkeling omvormde van gesloten naar open, met Firefox als resultaat, maar ...more
If you're having a right hacker attitude, I am pretty sure you naturally understand more practical ways to solve problems and progress. But seeing concrete expressions he ...more
It has three essays-
1) The Cathedral and the Bazaar, which is about how open-source software produces a good product. The cathedral represents traditional development, with one to three people working out every last detail of their masterpiece before releasing it, while the bazaar is a highly social open source model, where everybody reviews everything out in the open and information is traded freely. He uses his own experienc ...more
It all seems pretty sensible until you get to the 'How to Become a Hacker' section, which is, fr ...more
I don't normally enjoy non-fiction books, but this book accomplished two things for me. First, it helped me sort out my understanding of open-source software. Second, it strengthened my resolve to use as much open source software as I possibly can and maybe even work on contributing to some open-source software.
It's interesting, though, because as I get older I find myself liking less and less the socialistic forms of government and life. But, open-source software is just that. It implies that w ...more
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
The Magic Cauldron
Homesteading the Noosphere
In the Cathedral and the Bazaar, the author comments on how free/open source software seems to run counter to Brooks' Law, which basically explains why add adding more developers to a project tends to make it later. Basically, where N is the number of developers, productivity scales with N (at best) but communications overhead within the team scales with N squared. Since developers spe ...more
As for The Magic Cauldron, I started taking exception to some of the claims. For example, "No software customer will rationally choose to lock itself into a supplier-controlled monopoly by ...more
The Cathedral and the Bazaar is a well known essay in the software dev. community, that O'Reily packaged into a book. The paper details the development of one of the earliest open source software projects and how the scope and functionality of the program grew as more and more people began to contribute and solve problems, all without a single cent being paid to anyone.
Since this story took place this style of software development has blossomed to the point ...more
Par opposition aux organisations managériales traditionnelles dits de « type cathédrale » marquées par une hiérarchie, une structure forte, Eric Raymond oppose le modèle du logiciel libre basé sur le collaboratif, le volontariat, la transparence. Tout est ouvert, tout est accessible, tout est transparent, une organisation à la fois horizontale et verticale : un bazar. Ici le responsable se fait davantage coordonnateur.
Rédigé par un informaticien, évoquant ...more
I liked most the chapter about the hacker ideology -- "Homesteading and Noosphere". What does it me ...more
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