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This is a free, online textbook.  According to the author, 'I anatomize a successful open-source project, fetchmail, that was run as a deliberate test of the surprising theories about software engineering suggested by the history of Linux. I discuss these theories in terms of two fundamentally different development styles, the ``cathedral'' model of most of the commercial world versus the ``bazaar'' model of the Linux world. I show that these models derive from opposing assumptions about the... More
Material Type: Open Textbook
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 14, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 14, 2011
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Submitter: Cathy Swift

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Language: English
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