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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] open source question

John's comments here reflect my thoughts very nicely.    (01)

At the same time, I would like to comment that, despite the "millions of 
eyes" idea, open source is not a guaranteed path to bug-free software.  My 
recent enthusiasm for open source (it wasn't always that way) is based on 
my strong interest in augmenting human intellect.  At this time, I am 
teaching a course in software development at the constructivist school my 
kids attend, and it is being extremely useful to be able to examine the 
source code for some highly sophisticated programs (of course, including 
game software!).    (02)

Jack    (03)

At 10:35 AM 2/18/2002 -0800, John Sechrest wrote:    (04)

>              As I see it, an OHS is the process of making
>              connections between ideas. It is a tool that
>              facilitates those connections.
>              One of the things we want to grow and evolve
>              is the process of how we make those connections.
>              If the source is closed, then the reasoning about
>              the process is also closed. Which breaks the whole
>              idea behind OHS in the first place....
>              In addition, it increases the chances that OHS
>              will not be adopted by other organizations.
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