Nikolai Bezroukov Responds to Eric S. Raymond's Response
Oct 14, 1999, 16:41 (25 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Bob
Rogers for this link. ]
Nikolai Bezroukov has responded to Eric
Raymond's comments on Bezroukov's First
Monday Paper on Open Source Development:
"I hope I was able to show that the bazaar metaphor is a
superficial and mutually contradictive... Moreover the bazaar model
has no predictive power as for the OSS strong and weak points and
as such is just an interesting, historically important and pretty
nice metaphor -- but that's probably it. I am strongly convinced
that an academic model of OSS explains the phenomenon much better.
"Moreover ERS vulgar Marxism sins (actually pretty similar to
RMS sins that he tried to accuse) are not accidental --that are
logical consequence of the fact that ESR views are pretty much
opportunist and eclectic. Therefore radically different approaches
can happily coexist in his papers and he can switch between
mutually incompatible approaches as a matter of convenience.
Actually I feel that ERS is very evasive - almost Clinton-style
See Bezroukov's complete
article for more.