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Open Source Still the Best Way to Develop Software

Jul 23, 2008, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"However, there's nothing magical about the Law. Just because bugs are easier to find and fix, doesn't mean that all bugs are found quickly or fixed quickly. People who actually work in open source already know this.

"...We have a very good relationship with GNOME, for example, with a very high percentage of bugs appropriately forwarded to the relevant upstream bug tracker. In other projects, it's harder to make a definitive statement. The percentage varies based on whether the Ubuntu team members have good relationships upstream, or whether there's a person acting as an ambassador from Ubuntu to upstream.""

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