The Cathedral & the Bazaar has 2,867 ratings and 140 reviews
So to Brooks's Law I counter-propose the following:19: Provided the development coordinator has a medium at least as goodas the Internet, and knows how to lead without coercion, many heads areinevitably betterthan one.I think the future of open-source software will increasingly belong to peoplewho know how to play Linus' game, people who leave behind thecathedral and embrace the bazaar.
Eric raymond essay the cathedral and the bazaar
Linus Torvalds's style of development—release early andoften, delegate everything you can, be open to the point ofpromiscuity—came as a surprise. No quiet, reverentcathedral-building here—rather, the Linux community seemed toresemble a great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches(aptly symbolized by the Linux archive sites, who'd take submissionsfrom ) out of which a coherent and stablesystem could seemingly emerge only by a succession of miracles.
The fact that this bazaar style seemed to work, and work well,came as a distinct shock. As I learned my way around, I worked hardnot just at individual projects, but also at trying to understand whythe Linux world not only didn't fly apart in confusion but seemed togo from strength to strength at a speed barely imaginable tocathedral-builders.