"Whether you're part of the opensource movement or not, you'd be
wise to check out some of its development methods. Simply put, the
open-source movement has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you
can develop great software with dozens of developers using
collaborative work techniques. From the world-beating by programs
like Apache, Linux and Perl to less well-known, but still important
software like OpenSSH (Secure Shell for rlogin, telnet and ftp
connections) and Bugzilla (bug tracking), open source is driving
much of tomorrow's software."
"Not a Miracle Worker Certainly, much of open source's success
lies in its underlying philosophy. For more on that, we point you
to the online seminal works of Eric S. Raymond (www. tuxedo.
org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar). For those who prefer print,
check out The Cathedral & the Bazaar; Brian Behlendorf's Open
Source as a Business Strategy
(www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/brian.html); and O'Reilly
& Associate's compilation of open-source documents, Open
Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution."
"The mechanics behind open source can be useful, even if you'd
rather die than publish software under the Free Software
Foundation's GNU Public License. Traditionally, writing software
usually involved a few programmer geniuses or massive teams driven
by unforgiving deadlines-which involved writing x number of lines
of code per day."
"Open source's methodology pointed out a different way...."
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