Rishab Aiyer Ghosh on Thu, 18 May 2000 13:17:20 +0200 (CEST)

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RE: <nettime> OFSS01: First Orbiten Free Software Survey

> again - i don't agree. the dichotomy that you set up between bazaar and
> cathedral - i may be misguided or uninformed about the standard reading of
> these concepts - seems too strict, because even if a specific project is
> run by one or two people, they are most likely in contact with many others
> who feed them ideas, critique, maybe even bits of code. the organisational
> structure of who is formally involved in which projects does not
> necessarily reflect the multiplicity of social relations in which it is

well, we're not looking (yet) at critiquing and bug-fixing. as for ideas
and other less well-defined forms of interaction, one can say the same
of _real-world_ "cathedralesque" development teams, e.g. at microsoft,
who certainly have a lot of useful interaction with other developers
for our purposes we focus on a stricter definition of contribution that does
not include ideas and inspiration as much as contribution in the form of
writing code.


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