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Cathedrals - was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Free software book?

From: Jon Grant
Subject: Cathedrals - was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Free software book?
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 00:22:11 +0000


> The way Rob explain cathedrals makes the GNU project's strategy in
> that metaphor sound very cool. That ESR is so down on it says more
> about his falling out with RMS than it does about
> central-vs-distributed development models.
> Aren't the Python and Linux kernel project run by architecting
> "dictators-for-life," Cathedral-style?

But they are public development projects... My understanding of the
Cathedral bit was that it also indicated a closed project like GCC
used to be.. (did I get that right?) and XFree86 was (do any OSs still
use XFree86 !?)

Cheers, Jon

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