The Cathedral & the Bazaar

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The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary by Eric S. Raymond

This book is a collection of essays written by Eric Raymond. Raymond argues that traditional software development is like building a cathedral: planned, centralized and heavily controlled. On the other hand, open source development resembles a bazaar: everyone interacts with each other, discusses ideas and shares "patches" (fixes or feature additions).

Paperback: 241 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly (2001)
ISBN: 0596001088