May 11, 2005

Why Free Software Really Matters

Groklaw's Shawn Boyette has written an article for Groklaw on why Free Software really matters. He tells anecdotally what this MIT research paper, "Management & Virtual Decentralised Networks: The Linux Project," [PDF] posits, that lowering barriers to entry and participation and utilizing a virtual, decentralized management structure are superior to command-and-control hierarchies when it comes to software development.



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