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RE: How much longer..

  • From: Andrew Staples
  • Date: Wed Aug 13 19:25:02 2003

> "McBurnett, Jim" <jmcburnett@msmgmt.com> wrote:
> 
> >OK..
> >I have lurked enough on this one..
> >$60 Billion plus for microsoft..
> >and 600 millions lines of code.
> >thousands of employee programmers...

Brooks' Law (in its various forms) applies to software houses, not open
source projects.  Since open source (rarely|never) commits to a
schedule/deadline, GNU projects accomplish what Microsoft et.al. will never
be able to as their products bloat. (for case study consider RH Linux 4.0 in
1996)

IMHO,
Andrew





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