[Edu-sig] New Findings Shake Up Open-Source Debate

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Jan 17 10:55:24 EST 2004

New Findings Shake Up Open-Source Debate

By Mike Martin 
NewsFactor Network
September 18, 2003 1:26PM 

Our model "shows that closed-source projects are always slower to converge
to a bug-free state than bazaar open-source projects," say theoretical
physicists Damien Challet and Yann Le Du.  


Which is, I think, relevant to my sense of the growing significance of
Python to the scientific community. The related academic community. 

Own of the researchers on the project is a research fellow in theoretical
physics, at Oxford.  And a Python user - though the article doesn't mention
Python directly. I know this, because (I am proud to say) he contacted me
regarding PyGeo.  Which is why/how I came across the article.


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