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Alan Cox on Open-Source Development vs. Proprietary Development

Oct 25, 2007, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Alan Cox emailed me this morning to note a presentation he gave way back in 2000 called 'Dear Mr Brooks, or: Software engineering in the free software world.' It's no surprise to me that my recent blog post (on the topic of optimally sized development teams) was better articulated by Alan many years ago.

"What was surprising is just how prescient Alan's talk was. And how informative. For anyone who has ever wondered how open-source software development works compared to proprietary-software development, this is an absolute must read. Alan is one of the most influential developers of the Linux kernel, and his experience shows through..."

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