[lug] LinuxJournal: Introducing the Open Cluster Framework

Evelyn Mitchell efm at tummy.com
Thu Sep 5 16:15:11 MDT 2002

* On 2002-09-05 22:00 J. Wayde Allen <wallen at lug.boulder.co.us> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, John Dollison wrote:
> > Linux should be an abysmal failure. It breaks every single known rule
> > of software development."
> People have always collaborated on projects.  That requires communication
> and a flow of ideas and information.  It isn't a concept invented by the
> Linux movement, but it was, and still is, embraced by the Linux community.

Many Open Source projects follow Brooks' 'Surgical Team' model, with few
lead developers, and many supporting contributors.

Open Source projects don't often follow the "Waterfall" or "Spiral"
development models, which are falling into disrepute as guaranteed to
cause schedule and cost overruns, and dissatisfied customers. 

They are more likely to use short, iterative releases to guide the project,
rather than attempting to discover once and for all what the perfect
solution is before starting work.

The big thing Open Source contributes is an atmosphere of open inquiry
and discussion, as Wayde said.

Regards,                    tummy.com, ltd 
Evelyn Mitchell             Linux Consulting since 1995
efm at tummy.com               Senior System and Network Administrators

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