Thursday, August 19, 2004

Why open source is better!

I'm currently working deep in several open source initiatives so the profoundness of this religious experience is of course critical to validate.

The following does just that!

Enjoy, DW

From Linus the Learned:


"I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software.It's the right way to do things. I compare it to science vs. witchcraft. Inscience, the whole system builds on people looking at other people's resultsand building on top of them. In witchcraft, somebody had a small secret and guarded it -- but never allowed others to really understand it and build onit.Traditional software is like witchcraft. In history, witchcraft just diedout. The same will happen in software. When problems get serious enough, you can't have one person or one company guarding their secrets. You have to have everybody share in knowledge."

Politically charged comments: Witchcraft didn't die out. It moved to the Beltway where keeping small secrets about large issues has become a science.

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