Thursday, February 15, 2007

Open Source Winners

The chart comes from How To Tell The Open Source Winners From The Losers by InformationWeek's Charles Babcock. You can more or less skip the article, but the chart is interesting. I don't think it's absolutely necessary to have a benevolent dictator if you have a core team like FreeBSD does. In fact, projects with benevolent dictators suffer from a single point-of-failure that might only be addressed by a fork or replacement by another like-minded individual.

1 comment:

Saad said...

This looks like a checklist specifically made for OpenBSD. I suspect that "Charles Babcock" is an alias for Theo de Raadt.