[R-sig-Geo] community support vs. corporate support

van Etten, Jacob (IRRI) J.vanEtten at cgiar.org
Sat Jan 17 13:58:59 CET 2009

Cathedrals were never based on grand design but on "ad hoc collective work" (David Turnbull) and bazaar economies are all about hiding (price) information (Clifford Geertz).

The Shinto shrine is indeed an improvement in metaphor, I guess.

Jacob van Etten

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Subject: [R-sig-Geo] community support vs. corporate support
In a 9-minute video on youtube, Clay Skirkys talks about why the 
community-driven software model works. I found the metaphors he's using 
no less convincing than Eric Raymond's in "the cathedral and the bazaar".


Edzer Pebesma
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