Re: [SC-L] Re: White paper: Many Eyes - No Assurance Against Many Spies

2004-04-30 Thread James Walden
Jeremy Epstein wrote: I agree with much of what he says about the potential for infiltration of bad stuff into Linux, but he's comparing apples and oranges. He's comparing a large, complex open source product to a small, simple closed source product. I claim that if you ignore the open/closed

[SC-L] MIT study on software development processes

2004-04-30 Thread Kenneth R. van Wyk
Hi all, I just saw a Slashdot story (http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/30/1421223mode=threadtid=126tid=156tid=185) announcing an MIT study on software development processes used around the world. The report itself can be found at

RE: [SC-L] White paper: Many Eyes - No Assurance Against Many Spies

2004-04-30 Thread Dave Paris
A couple key phrases come to mind when reading this: 1) conflict of interest (he's selling a solution) 2) inappropriate comparison (embedded OS vs. general OS) I have no problems with someone pointing out flaws in XYZ product when compared to ABC product, provided: a) they're an independent,