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 😉