The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Raymond, Eric S.
ISBN 1565927249
Date finished: 2002-01-23

When they were first written, the title piece and the other essays in this book were immediately picked up and adopted as guiding principles by the hacker community. I don't think CatB will ever lose its significance, though I wish that outside sociologists would pick up on this domain as a field of study, because while outsiders will often not understand customs, they can also arrive at new insights. Time has been really cruel to the business models described in "The Magic Cauldron", though; as open-source companies shrink and vanish, that particular paper looks more and more wishfully optimistic.

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