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The So-Called 'Incompleteness' Theory Of Open Source

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Sourceforge.net, the premier repository for open-source software, has more than 160,000 projects registered. Many of them will never reach the 1.0 revision marker. But is that really a bad thing?

Here's how the argument is typically phrased: Look at the sheer number of open source projects that spring up, engender a flurry of activity, then die off. Doesn't that say something about open source as a development philosophy? I've heard variations on this argument for a long time, and at first I thought there was something to it. Then common sense asserted itself.

Well, here's my answer, admittedly a tad snotty:

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