October 25, 2000

Software development process de-mystified

Author: JT Smith

From Ciol.com: In all the excitement and fury that surrounds the Open source movement and in no small measure Linux itself, it is often very easy to forget the origins and beginnings of this unique and often misunderstood development mechanism. Today, with Sun releasing StarOffice (renamed as OpenOffice [1]), we are often transported to a time when Netscape bravely ventured [2] where few had dared to go before - to release a commercial application into the open domain. In this three part series we look at the open source model and its history and the pros and cons that surround this development mechanism. -harry


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