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Computerworld: Open-Source Development Models Fall Flat

May 13, 2004, 16:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rebecca Reid)

"Typical open-source project development strategies work well for free software but don't flourish in commercial settings, according to one expert.

"Jim Herbsleb, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University's International School of Computer Science, part of the Institute for Software Research, previously worked at Bell Labs at Lucent Technologies Inc., where he studied why open-source projects such as Apache have been so successful in employing a distributed development method. He spoke at the Open Source Conference in Toronto this week..."

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