April 09, 2004

Article on Open Source issues

First Monday recently published an article on some of the issues plaguing Open Source software projects.

The article points out some that I've noticed before in my work with various projects, but it also honed in on some underlying thinking that seems to be the root cause of many of the problems.

Most of these problems are the same issues that commercial software development companies face, but in the commercial world, there's a necessary user base to keep things in check. The mandatory income stream is one of the problems Open Source projects have sought to avoid. However, there doesn't seem to be the same necessary accountability.

Posted by TheIdeaMan at April 9, 2004 11:11 AM | TrackBack
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