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NewsForge: The Paradox of Free/Open Source Project Management

Feb 21, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"Leaders from three separate but related -- and incredibly successful -- free/open source projects agree: If you want the project to move to the next level, let go and let the community take over. We asked Larry Wall, creator of Perl; Brian Behlendorf, the Apache Project leader; and Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, for their thoughts on why this happens and how they and their projects have fared as a result.

"All of these projects are tied in some way to the great enabler: the Internet. They share synergy with it. All have contributed to the growth of the Internet, and the Internet has provided the medium that has allowed them to thrive. If the Internet is one extended machine network, Perl is the baling wire that has held it together..."

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