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Remember When Men Were Men and Wrote Their Own Device Drivers?

Sep 21, 2007, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harper Mann)

"If you have the chops, your open source software project should lead and inform your commercial product. Red Hat and Ubuntu have done this brilliantly. Fedora precedes RHEL. Feisty goes before supported Gutsy. Both companies have rabid communities who gobble new code and contribute back fixes and improvements. The developer communities are happy to get cool new stuff. The commercial guys get better fit and finish. The early users are often the production guys as well, so they value early experience and use it to influence the production code. It's a quality loop and better for everybody..."

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