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InternetNews: Microsoft Not a Cathedral; Open Source Not a Bazaar

Mar 21, 2007, 22:00 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Abrams argued that Microsoft is not the cathedral when it comes to ASP.NET AJAX but is quite transparent. Furthermore, he stated that most successful open source efforts are backed by a commercial vendor, making them less bazaar than they claim to be."

"I'm not sure the bazaar analogy works," Abrams said. "Neither cathedral nor bazaar are the same in the AJAX Web space; rather there is a continuum that reaches across space."

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