…part of why the Open Source development model has been able to scale so well is that the ”release early, release often” principle is effectively a form of broadcast communications: lots of small, incremental releases provide a one-to-many communications channel that eliminates the need for many of the one-to-one channels that form the slowdown in Brooks’ Law. Instead of having a discussion with multiple other programmers about the correct mechanism to resolve a particular problem, code it and throw it out there for all to see. If someone else has a better way of solving the problem, they are welcome to improve the code. In the meantime, as various features are added and function in a satisfactory manner, other programmers will see these as ”solved problems” and focus their attention elsewhere.
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