Subject: barn raising analogy
From: tower@prep.ai.mit.edu (Leonard H. Tower Jr.)
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 16:55:43 -0400 (EDT)

I just caught up with a MIT friend from 25 years ago, including these
sentences:

   ...
   I have put significant time into the freely redistributable software
   movement, which produced Linux (a freely redistributable Unix clone)
   and other quality software in wide-spread use, supported by a
   community of cooperating programmers worldwide.  Each program has been
   developed in a manner much like the barn raisings of old.  
   ...

It's the first time I thought of the barn raisings analogy, and I
thought I share it with each of you.

best -len                http://www.ai.mit.edu/~tower/home.html