||What Corporate Projects Should Learn from Open Source|
While I agree that corporate projects can learn some things from open source ones, I think there is a big difference in how a lot of things are handled. For example, OSS project meetings are rarely (if ever) face to face ones, instead they are held on IRC channels, newsgroups, chats and mailing lists. The usage of this medium is precisely the reason why 13 year-olds and 70 year-olds alike can gain acceptance and respect for their contributions. (Ditto women!) They are known first through their efforts, and only later is it known who they are, if at all.
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