Subject: Re: Back to business [was: the Be thread]
From: "Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 14:56:12 -0800



Crispin Cowan wrote:
> 
> Keith Bostic wrote:

> 
>    * gcc is vastly complex
>    * glibc is very complex
>    * UNIX in general relegates graphics to user land (X windows) in contrast to
>      the MS approach of an integrated window system.

I would agree that the modularity of an open source system, rather than
its license, is the single largest predictor of whether it turns out to
be a "cathedral" or a "bazaar."  

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