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RE: How much longer..
From: "Andrew Staples" <andrews () ltinet net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 16:22:03 -0700


"McBurnett, Jim" <jmcburnett () msmgmt com> wrote:

OK..
I have lurked enough on this one..
$60 Billion plus for microsoft..
and 600 millions lines of code.
thousands of employee programmers...

Brooks' Law (in its various forms) applies to software houses, not open
source projects.  Since open source (rarely|never) commits to a
schedule/deadline, GNU projects accomplish what Microsoft et.al. will never
be able to as their products bloat. (for case study consider RH Linux 4.0 in
1996)

IMHO,
Andrew


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