"The Cathedral & the Bazaar has been called a must-read for
anyone who cares about the future of the computer industry or the
dynamics of the information economy. The book's author, Eric
Raymond, one of the Open Source Movement's most articulate leaders,
recently talked with oreilly.com about the soon-to-be-released
paperback edition of The Cathedral & the Bazaar, new material
he added to this edition, and how he used an open source approach
to updating it."
"oreilly.com: Why a revision now?
Raymond: Um, because Tim O'Reilly asked me
nicely. :-) The material in the first edition has been under
continuous revision. It was time to publish another snapshot on
"oreilly.com:What will readers find that's
new in this edition?
Raymond:There's a juicy new section on the
mechanics of bazaar development that discusses communications
structures and the nitty-gritty of parallel debugging and why it
works so well. I develop a more detailed analysis of project
forking. Some apparent forks (like Linux distributions) are
pseudo-forks, where code can still readily cross between the
daughter branches; the distinction is important because
pseudo-forks are mostly harmless. ..."
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