The Web Economy/12

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Bazaar SpiritEdit

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


  • Eric Raymond wrote about The Cathedral and The Bazaar[1]. He points out 2 different models to modern software development.
  • Since then it is been greatly refered to as a definition of the merits of Open Source development.
  • If you do not contribute, someone else will.


  • Read and discuss the article concerning the Bazaar model of software development.
  • Research whether Linux development today still uses the model and what are its challenges and constraints.
  • If you have a chance to do what Linus did back then, would you give it away? What would be your concerns?
  • What if you have a big company with alot of costs and have produced a perfect software[2]. Would you give your software away? What would be your concerns now?


  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.



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