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The Mythical (Open-Source) Man Month?

Oct 23, 2007, 20:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"It turns out that 10-12 developers on a project may well be the optimal number for maximum efficiency and productiveness. No surprise, then, that all open-source projects of which I'm aware have 15 (or fewer) core developers. So why do we in the open-source world often make so much of the 'thousands of eyeballs?'

"Because open source is not about aggregating a community to work on the code, but rather an array of communities to work on code. Open source works, even when a project becomes big, by staying small..."

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