Institute for Policy Innovation: Has Open Source Reached Its Limits?
Mar 31, 2004, 01:00 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Healy)
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"Is it possible that, despite all the hype, open source is not
necessarily the best way to develop software? That it's not about
to take over the software industry, and that it's no more a threat
to Microsoft than were Netscape, the Macintosh or Word Perfect?
"Several important distinctions are slowly starting to become
obvious in software. The most important is the distinction between
simply writing a program, which any computer science student can
do, and creating a software product for the mass market, which
requires much more expertise, time and work..."