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InfoWorld: Windows 63,000: When does a bug become a point of collaboration?Feb 19, 2000, 18:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean M. Dugan)
"The future of Windows 2000 is a decision for the market. But the comments and complaints that Microsoft has logged during its beta test might be the single greatest asset of Windows 2000. Feedback coming from the people who live and die by your product is any company's single greatest strength. No one will care more, or do a better job, in making a product truly great.
That's what the open-source community has contended all along. Release early and fix often is the mantra of open source -- and it's a good one. The 'beta period' has been the meat of Linux development, because it never had a house for in-house development.
The only question now is how closely Microsoft is listening to its customers."
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