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7. Inspired Decisions > 7.7. Sources of Inspiration

Sources of Inspiration

Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow—this is the conclusion of Eric S. Raymond’s anatomy of open source, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, which begins with the words:

Linux is subversive. Who would have thought...that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand developers scattered all over the planet, connected only by the tenuous strands of the Internet?[*]

Eric explores the evolutionary advantage of self-correcting systems populated by selfish agents over the centralized, top-down approach of traditional software development. At face value, this is a technical essay, but beneath the surface, lies a manifesto.


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