Great messages, Hannu. Now, for a point of slight contention:
> > and inevitable legions of bugs unfixed because of all that deadweight a
I think that the merits of Linus' law are very much reality --- however,
achieving the right circumstances for the benefits to accrue is an
entirely different matter. If every project had the same ratio of man-
hours+talent to SLOC that the linux kernel does, then I think the
landscape of open source software would be very different.
Of course, such is not reality, and I doubt it ever will be. So, I
think direct comparisons of open source to proprietary reliability is
still a bit disingenuous. It really has to be done on a case by case
"So this baby seal walks into a club."