Re: [unrev-II] Project Management

From: N. C a r r o l l (
Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 10:03:33 PST

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    Jack Park wrote:
    > <>
    > There are two words which don't get much play in Linux development projects:
    > Requirements and Design. Not surprisingly, it is the lack of these two
    > things which causes most of the problems in open-source software. Too many
    > developers in the Linux space start programming before they have a good idea
    > of what their project functions and capabilities are. In other words, they
    > start in the middle, not at the beginning.

    Nice essay.

    I think the cathedral-and-bazaar crowd's notions stem from ignorance
    of history. They see Linus Torvalds magically appear with a Linux
    kernel, or read of Gary Kildall(sp?) hacking out CPM for his own
    use, and they think great code is written on the run --
    overlooking the years of subconscious thought and endless deadends
    and refinements and self-testing that go into such code.



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