When an open-source project is working optimally, can proprietary-software companies hope to compete?
Greg Kroah-Hartman, a prominent Linux kernel developer and Novell fellow, suggests that the answer is no. Speaking to the How Software Is Built blog, Kroah-Hartman makes the case that the pace of Linux development leaves competition in the dust:
[The Linux kernel development team adds] 11,000 lines, remove[s] 5,500 lines, and modif[ies] 2,200 lines [of code] every single day.
People ask whether we can keep that up, and I have to tell you that every single year, I say there's no … Read more