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Many eyes, shallow bugs -- the untold story

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Many eyes, shallow bugs -- the untold story
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 17:44:03 -0500
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From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> It is not true that to "many eyes, all bugs are shallow".  What is true
> is that (1) with many eyes, shallow bugs get caught very quickly, and
> (2) that the more eyes there are, the more likely it is that some
> member of the group has sufficiently penetrating vision to catch the
> deeper-swimming bugs.

As I observed recently on the Open-Source list, one of the advantages of 
being me is that I'm not required to believe the popular oversimplifications
of my thinking.  Congratulations: you have captured my *actual* view of
the many-eyeballs effect rather exactly!
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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