Bruce Sterling attempts to correct Eric Raymond's "cathedral and bazaar" metaphor with something more accurate.
It's this classic artisans-versus-factory model. It's not about a bazaar. Because bazaars are pre-industrial, they're swarming with crooked rug merchants, and pickpockets, and lepers straight out of the Arabian Nights. Open Source isn't about being some kind of canny rug merchant with an eye out to make some fast dough. Open Source, basically, is about hanging out with the cool guys.
I think he's right.
Posted by jzawodn at August 05, 2002 11:10 AM
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