The Cathedral and the Bazaar

by Eric S. Raymond

Version 3.0 Copyright (c) 2000 Eric S. Raymond. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Open Publication License, version 2.0.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar
The Mail Must Get Through
The Importance of Having Users
Release Early, Release Often
How Many Eyeballs Tame Complexity
When Is a Rose Not a Rose?
Popclient becomes Fetchmail
Fetchmail Grows Up
A Few More Lessons from Fetchmail
Necessary Preconditions for the Bazaar Style
The Social Context of Open-Source Software
On Management and the Maginot Line
Epilog: Netscape Embraces the Bazaar
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements

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