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Open Source , Closed Minds,
This review is from: The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (Hardcover)Having endured continual references to this book from the rabid contributors to the geek site slashdot , i decided to try and see what all the fuss was about. I'll confess that i came into this book with a very negative view of Open Source , its followers seem almost religous in their belief that it is the one and only path to follow.
I was pleasently suprised to see that the author has a much more balanced view than his followers. Not only does he put across the most reasoned argument for moving across to open source , but he also knows that there is a time and a place for open source. Some projects should be open source from the outset , some should start out closed and then move to open source when the time is right and some should even remain closed for their lifetime.
Now if only the open source crowd could actually read and understand this then their movement might actually work.
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