7 Truths that Open Source Struggles With
Open source development has consistently proved many ideas that were once considered impossible. For instance, thanks to open source, we now know that people can be motivated by more than money, and that co-operation can be more effective in some aspects of development than competition.
Personally, I get a lot of self-satisfied glee each time that open source undermines yet another “fact” that everyone knows.
However, just because open source has consistently confounded common expectations does not mean that it is always right. There are at least seven assumptions that many in open source continue to believe, often in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary: