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Ronan Cunniffe writes:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
>> > http://www.electricnews.net/frontpage/news-9551214.html> >
> > 'The EU-funded CALIBRE project will aim [to] change the current
> > circumstance of the Open Source software (OSS) development model by
> > organising conferences and well as an "influential" European Industrial
> > Forum -- consisting of Europe's top companies -- who will formulate policy
> > in relation to Open Source. Part of the project will also be to compile a
> > database of Open Source success stories as well as document and distribute
> > best practices.'
>> On the great spectrum of utterly clueless to amazingly clued, I think
> they're starting way, way off in the shallow end, but have got funding to
> explore the deeper water, even though they have really no idea what's out
> there, and have (probably) never written any code.
>> Get a load of this....
>> Software engineering challenges:
>> Code quality is not assured given the "we accept code from
> strangers" principle
>> Maintainability problems likely due to excessive modularity of
>> Unavailability of sufficient developer talent to scale to
> increased interest & demand for libre software products
>> Yeah, these three have been really big problems for Linux. I mean, poor
> code quality, too many modules, and not enough talent. Big shame really.
That's pretty disappointing -- both of those have been documented
as typical incorrect assumptions made by people who haven't really
looked into how it works in practice.
For example, "we accept code from strangers" is a lot different from
"we stringently vet and quite often reject code from strangers,
unless it works, makes sense, and is any good".
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