Issue No.04 - July/August (2004 vol.21)
Dave Thomas , The Pragmatic Programmers
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2004.24
The open source community can deliver high-quality, very popular software. This software is developed in a culturally and geographically diverse environment. The developers do it for little or no money, with little or no extrinsic management. And many developers do it even after working a full day at their regular programming job. Why do they do this? How? And is it possible to use some of these open source practices (and some of this enthusiasm) to improve the way we develop software in a corporate environment? This column discusses how to bring the best of open source development practices in-house.
open source, software development
Dave Thomas, "Open Source Ecosystems", IEEE Software, vol.21, no. 4, pp. 89-91, July/August 2004, doi:10.1109/MS.2004.24