What Corporate Projects Should Learn from Open Source
"...You might post to a thread on a mailing list about a new feature that's
being planned, voting against the feature because you feel it will cause
serious design problems down the road and suggesting a better way to solve
the problem... Many of the most successful open source projects are run this
way, and the vast majority of open source developers feel that this is the
right way to run a project."
"When people talk about the benefits of open source software, one of the
first things to come up is "more eyeballs": when there are more people
carefully looking at the code, it leads to better software."
"Standish Group's annual CHAOS Report (which as recently as 2004 has shown
[PDF] that less than one-third of corporate projects are considered