[PD] The economics of Open source
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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