UCOSP

Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects

Project management lessons from the FreeDOS Project

Posted by jerboaa on 2009/11/14

Lately, I stumbled upon this interesting article of a former Debian project lead. He opens with this:

A lot of people seem to think that open source is a magic solution to project management and that open source projects will automatically attract a large and healthy community of contributors and users who will improve the software. This, of course, is not the case.

How can people believe that open source projects are automatically a success? Only a few of them are actually successful and if they are, somebody worked hard for its success. Have a look, and read the full article.

One Response to “Project management lessons from the FreeDOS Project”

  1. John Peters said

    A lot of people seem to think that open source is a magic solution to project management and that open source projects will automatically attract a large and healthy community of contributors and users who will improve the software. This, of course, is not the case.

    Wait, didn’t jwz say this when he told us open source wasn’t magic pixie dust?

    (Wow – over a decade.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: