"Open source is a very interesting and influential phenomenon.
It is especially intriguing to me because I believe that it can
play a positive role in developing countries. In order to ensure
its long-term sustainability we need to see it "as is" and clearly
identify possible pitfalls as well as open source's strong and weak
points. Fundamentally, we need a reliable map of the open
"The publication of Eric Raymond's (ESR) new book The Cathedral
and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental
Revolutionary...makes a fresh and critical review of his most
influential paper even more necessary. Besides The Cathedral and
the Bazaar (CatB), several papers by ESR are included in this book.
None of the papers are so well written, influential and important
as CatB. It is no wonder that The Cathedral and the Bazaar is
sometimes considered as a Manifesto of the Open Source Movement.
This paper will try to analyze just CatB."
"In my earlier paper I argued that the bazaar metaphor is
internally contradictive. In this paper we would like to
concentrate on the entire CatB paper and try to dissect the main
ideas of CatB."