Thursday, June 26, 2003

Openness makes software better sooner

Computer software develops more effectively when its code is freely accessible to all, UK researchers have calculated.

This will come as no surprise to the legions of supporters of open-access software, such as the operating systems and tools the Linux and Apache projects distribute. To them, the superiority of freely available code is an article of faith - as much an ideological position as a technological decision.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...