[PD] The economics of Open source

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Mar 23 22:51:49 CET 2011

On Wed, 23 Mar 2011, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> I think that free software business models definitely lead to better 
> code.  I am now working with the Google Android IM app, which was 
> programmed by a software company, then later open sourced.  The code 
> works, but is a nightmare to figure out, things like 3 overlapping data 
> structures for the account info for no good reason, lots of additions to 
> the code with no refactoring, etc.

And what were you going to say after that ?

What is this a sign of ?

What allows to generalise from this anecdote ? (lots of other anecdotes 
put together ?)

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