Open Thoughts

September 2011 archive

Linus's Lessons on Software

September 27, 2011

Linus Torvalds talks about how to run a successful software project.

Two things people commonly get wrong:

“The first thing is thinking that you can throw things out there and ask people to help,”

“The other thing—and it's kind of related—that people seem to get wrong is to think that the code they write is what matters,”

The main points on how to run a successful project:

  • It is not about the code, it is about the user
  • A good workflow for the project is important, and tools may help to create a good workflow.
  • For big projects, development happens in small core groups
  • Let go, and don't try to control the people and the code

Have a look at the full article.

Software Freedom Day

September 17, 2011

Happy software freedom day!