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Software guru is hot on Linux, busting bureaucracy

Jan 16, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"All of a sudden, you wake up and say, "I can't live without my cell phone." We, as software developers, build systems of incredible complexity, and yet our end users don't want to see that software.

"Most of the interesting systems today are no longer just systems by themselves, but they tend to be systems of systems. It is the set of them working in harmony. We don't have a lot of good processes or analysis tools to really understand how those things behave. Many systems look dangerously fragile. The bad news is they are fragile. This is another force that will lead us to the next era of how we build software systems."

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