From Bazaar to Kibbutz: How Freedom Deals with Coherence in the Debian Project

@inproceedings{Monga2004FromBT,
  title={From Bazaar to Kibbutz: How Freedom Deals with Coherence in the Debian Project},
  author={Mattia Monga},
  booktitle={International Conference on Software Engineering},
  year={2004}
}
  • Mattia Monga
  • Published in
    International Conference on…
    1 May 2004
  • Computer Science
The goal of obtaining a coherent distribution of software packages where all programs interact smoothly increases its complexity with the number of applications, the number of architectures involved, and the number of system configurations supported. The Debian project aims at producing a software system with thousands of components running on eleven different hardware architectures, with three different operating system kernels. This paper describes the project and how the work of hundreds of… 

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