Subject: Re: need source for an oft-quoted stat
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 02:05:47 -0500

Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > "Most software development is focused on software intended for internal 
 > use" is, in varying forms, a statistic quoted often when talking about why 
 > Open Source appeals broadly.  Anyone know the source of this, or other 
 > related stats?  It's for a business-magazine piece.

First time I heard it was from Eric Raymond in the Cathedral and the
Bazaar.  It's likely to be on Target; consider how much code Wal*Mart
must have, or Sears, or KMart (but ahhh I repeat myself).

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