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Yeald: Open Source is Not a Magic Wand

Nov 24, 2004, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open source isn't a magic wand that mysteriously makes code better, it's a community process. As such, the community involved makes an enormous difference.

"Take, for example, the mozilla community, which was vendor led for its first five years and then cut loose for this past year. The change is palpable. Mozilla's market share is significantly increasing and--having personally contributed both before and after the switch--there's a noticeable change in the energy and excitement in the project, particularly among the massed small contributors..."

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