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NewsFactor: New Findings Shake Up Open-Source Debate

Sep 19, 2003, 11:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Martin)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Oxford University researchers reveal surprising conclusions about closed- and open-source software projects in a new paper that may fan the flames in the divisive debate over how to make better software.

"In their study of a 'microscopic model of software-bug dynamics' in cathedral, bazaar and closed-source software projects, theoretical physicists Damien Challet and Yann Le Du conclude, for the first time, that 'software projects can converge to a bug-free state even with imperfect programmers...'"

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