Rishab Aiyer Ghosh on Tue, 16 May 2000 10:31:20 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> OFSS01: First Orbiten Free Software Survey


we use 'bazaar' in a somewhat technical sense - a development methodology,
not a market structure. i.e. in comparison with raymond's 'cathedral' .
in that sense, a system with projects that involve many people has 
'bazaar' style development. if the system is more like an aggregation of
several small projects, developed singlemindedly, it's more like ...
an aggregation of miniature cathedrals? note that this in no way refelects
on or takes away from the distributed nature of the system; only on the
nature of _development_ of projects.

> more importantly, the 'bazaar' is not necessarily a result of multiple,
> concrete cooperations, but one of a proximity (through newsgroups, mailing
> lists, etc.) of people working on their own, separate projects. the Bazaar
> has many individual shops between which advice, insult and information can
> be shouted back an forth. it might even work better if there are not too
> many people who stick their fingers into too many tents at any one time.
> greetings from the outer periphery of that world ...
> -a

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