Opensource problems

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

I think I must clarify before proceeding that I am not against opensource. How can I be, when it has given me several beautiful things to be run on my computer and also when I had been a Linux user through out my stay at IITK. But yes – I am certainly against the too much of hype that is created around it, the panacea that it is made out to be, the anti-corporate sentiments that it is sometimes made to propagate. Firefox memory leakage problems we are aware of. The above story comes from a credible source about another very popular opensource project/product namely The writer himself has contributed to the project and there are all reasons to believe that it is not a Microsoft sponsered study πŸ™‚ He points out how little the “too many eyes” argument applies to the complex opensource projects. Rest is there in the article itself. I should not plagiarize it πŸ˜€

Again, nothing for or against opensource or proprietary Software in general. They both have their pros and cons and they are there to stay together. We would be better off avoiding a religious wars between the two.

P.S. This takes the credit of being the 500th post on this blog πŸ˜‰

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Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

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