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Byte.com: The Code Bazaar Viziers

Mar 13, 2000, 21:56 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

"Source Gets Forged And eXchangedOpen source projects are, by nature and ascendancy, collaborative. Also by nature, they can be a combination of brilliance, dogged hard work, and not without serious contention. While the Internet as a repository is certainly sufficient for the work needed, it lacks many of the collaborative tools and features of commercial code skunk works."

"Larry Augustin was one of the inventors of the term, open source, and along with others (see the www.opensource.org page for further details), as a component of Linux International. Now that VA Linux has gone public, one of the first chores VA Linux as a bulked-up entity performed was to sponsor the SourceForge. It's an interesting place: www.sourceforge.net-for those of you that haven't had a chance to peek."

"The SourceForge has an interesting contrast: SourceExchange. It's a bazaar, in the context of Eric Raymond's Cathedral and Bazaar....I first saw the SourceExchange people at LinuxWorld in New York in February. When I asked them to contrast themselves with SourceForge, they wanted to immediately make sure I knew the differences. Here they are in a nutshell: SourceExchange is designed to be more of a source incubator with commercial and hatchery resources. They consider themselves focused, and more of a commercially viable and resourceful tool for both open source projects and their sponsors. The differences in the sites are heartening. There's a lot there...."

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