If this suite's a success, why is it so buggy?

Posted by salparadise on Dec 9, 2005 10:45 PM EDT
The Guardian; By Andrew Brown
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The OpenOffice project vividly illustrates the limitations of open source as a way of producing software

Of all the myths that have grown up around open source software, perhaps the most pervasive is Eric Raymond's aphorism that "Many eyes make bugs shallow", suggesting that if lots of people can view a program's source code, they will find and fix its errors more quickly than commercial products whose code is jealously guarded. The only problem with this is that it's not true - certainly not in one of the flagship projects of open source, OpenOffice.

Ed. This is likely to make you angry. You have been warned. (Sal).

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