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 openoffice.org. The writer himself has contributed to the project and there are all reasons to believe that it is not a Microsoft sponsered study🙂 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😀

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😉

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About Jaya

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 Pothi.com, 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 (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

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