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Article:
  Myths Open Source Developers Tell Ourselves
Subject:   Misleading
Date:   2003-12-12 11:45:36
From:   anonymous2
These "myths" don't seem to have much in particular to do with open source. Excepting the reference to CVS, they apply equally to all forms of software development.


I'd have to call this article a troll. That is, it's not merely lacking in insight, it's positively misleading. I'm a bit surprised at seeing such a lax standard of journalism.

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  • Misleading
    2003-12-13 11:24:21  anonymous2 [View]

    _You_ are the troll, A**h***. Go back to /. and leave the real coders to their work. Distributed development is the myth that (s)he points out that resonates best. We keep hearing about it and everyone knows it is bullocks - but thanks to the zealots we never stop hearing it.
  • Misleading
    2003-12-12 15:22:28  anonymous2 [View]

    ACK. The guy is a troll. He's got no clue.
  • Misleading
    2003-12-12 12:11:20  anonymous2 [View]

    I totally agree. This article is a hoax. Also, check the following comment by the author: "The best way to write good software is not to write bugs in the first place."
    Why, thank you so much, Captain Obvious!
    • Misleading
      2003-12-13 11:39:59  anonymous2 [View]

      You skills are the hoax in this discussion. Most bugs are purely the result of poor logical thinking applied to the problem at hand. Given that you can't read without interjecting your own thoughts onto the author I'd say your code is FULL of logical problems (ie BUGS).
    • Misleading
      2003-12-12 15:09:45  adrianh [View]

      I only wish it was obvious.

      I've lost count of the projects that I've worked on that invest a lot more time tracking and removing bugs than they do in instigating processes like good unit and customer tests that would have prevented those bugs propagating in the first place.