October 31, 2001

Taking the Bazaars out of the Cathedral

Author: JT Smith

LinuxJournal.com has a column attacking the people attacking Linux and Open Source. "It is ironic that, by acting as a common enemy to rally against, Microsoft has probably inadvertently done more for advancing the benefits of
the Open Source movement than any other company.

There are a number of diverse motivations for getting involved in open source, but the motivations do not affect the outcome. As is usual in a
market economy, market forces select the most effective option for getting a job done. When you look at it this way, open source is a set of
simple but highly evolved best practices for software development."


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