September 3, 2002
Defending a plurality of software practice(s)
"It may be too painful for some of us to face the fact that free software alone may not be the ultimate standard of excellence for software development. In this short essay, I outline some reasons why we need a plurality of methodologies rather than a single ideal. I point out the drawbacks in free software practice and point out that alternative approaches must be maintained to overcome these problems rather than ignore them as we are doing."