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  • "Making Tons Of Money By Writing Down Linux's Internet Based Design And Implementation Method (But Without The Internet Part) And Telling Businesspeople It's Really Cool (Like OO)"
    • They got the Linux kernel wrong, then, as "refactoring" should be called "throwing it all away and starting over from scratch every release" and "automated testing" should be "ask users to debug it for you and berate them for not reading the development mailing list religiously". :)

      Lots of open source projects succeed because their leaders are exceedingly brilliant at project management without discipline. Lots more projects succeed because there's a point at which you can throw many, many warm bodies at

      • Free software is worker control. This means:

              1) workers aren't forced to work on the boss's bad ideas -- the bad ideas
                    have to attract the workers on their own (see java stuff :)
              2) no boss deadline pressure
              3) no boss backward-compatibility pressure

        These three things are, in my experience, responsible for the bulk of stupidity
        in boss-run proprietary software organizations.

        Now, of course,