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NewsForge: Michlmayr: QA Brings Together the Cathedral and the Bazaar

Jul 19, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"In the last two years, Martin Michlmayr has gone from serving as Debian Project Leader to studying for a doctorate at the Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge. His dissertation, tentatively titled 'Quality Improvement in Volunteer Free Software Projects: Exploring the Impact of Release Management,' is sponsored by Google, Intel, and other companies with an interest in free software development. Michlmayr told NewsForge he sees the need for quality assurance as the price that many projects must pay for their popularity and growing maturity. However, in order to perceive this need correctly, he believes, projects need to take a revised look at the familiar dichotomy of the cathedral and the bazaar.

"QA is often neglected in the free software community. So why is Michlmayr interested enough to center his degree work on it?..."

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