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Gotta pass this one on.  It goes to the heart of the matter.  

From Linus the Learned:


"I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software.
It's the right way to do things. I compare it to science vs. witchcraft. In
science, the whole system builds on people looking at other people's results
and building on top of them. In witchcraft, somebody had a small secret and
guarded it -- but never allowed others to really understand it and build on

Traditional software is like witchcraft. In history, witchcraft just died
out. The same will happen in software. When problems get serious enough, you
can't have one person or one company guarding their secrets. You have to
have everybody share in knowledge."


ps:  Witchcraft didn't die out.  It moved to the Beltway where 
keeping small secrets about large issues has become a science.


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