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Taoism of open source

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.117.198.163] on October 02, 2007 07:23 PM

The fact is open source will over time will become the standard, as it represents a form of natural selection that more efficiently prunes, edits and maintains a code base. Compared to a big business approach thats causes software to grow , get bloated and eventually useless due to its own complexity... Perfectly demonstrated by Windows. I think read somewhere where even M$ representatives believe Vista will be M$'s last last major Operating system release of this style of development approach due to the cost and inability to efficiently change its own code base. What will be kewl is when researchers develop natural selection methods where software will write software. Probably not too far fetched in 20 years time.

As a Taoist (A Personal Tao : http://www.personaltao.com) and as a programmer for 20 years. This article did make made me laugh. I find it interesting how many programmers find resonance in Taoist concepts.

peace

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