News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Keith Casey's Blog:
Where Open Source Fails
September 30, 2010 @ 12:12:01

In a new post to his blog today Keith Casey has voiced some of his opinions on where he thinks most Open Source software efforts fail in their goals of making good, quality software that's well-developed and useful.

Earlier this week, I unsubscribed from the mailing lists of a pair of Open Source projects. About two years ago when I found the projects, they involved fascinating topics in under served niches. One of those niches - the one customer/user-facing - is still there and under served, but that's not relevant in the current discussion. In reviewing the activity on the mailing list, I noticed some interesting things: activity was very high, there were some smart people involved in the discussions and there was a lot of discussion on what should be done but nothing actually getting done.

He notes that without a codebase to work from, there can't be any direction because no one knows where things are headed or what can be done to improve it. Writing up a spec to guide the development can help, but then you still have the pitfall of who should write that spec.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
opensource software fail opinion specification


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Chris Hartjes' Blog: Better Remote Code Development

Steve Francia's Blog: On Symfony2

Paul Jones' Blog: The Future of Zend Framework is Solar

Freek Lijten's Blog: The real problem of the hash table dos attack

Community News: FrOSCon '09 Call for Papers Now Open


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


laravel podcast api community list introduction release library tips symfony voicesoftheelephpant opinion framework interview language series bugfix install deployment package

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework