LinuxPower: Why The Linux Model of Software Development Creates Strong Software

“Linux’s software evolves much faster because only the fittest
software survives”.–by Erik Levy (Emissary)

“One feature of Linux’s software development model is the fact
that it evolves to different needs and situations much faster than
conventional software. This is all based on the fact that the
source code is available freely to anyone who wants it and that
fact that thousands of programmers can have a piece of the pie when
they work on free software. It’s a struggle for survival and
Linux’s model of software by virtue of it’s strong competition has
to come out on top.”