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Linus's World - How the open-source god got his groove back

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The Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck once summarized the unseemly side of politics with a quip: "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made."

The same would hold true for open-source software development -- were it not for the fact that open source, by definition, implies transparency. In the case of the Linux kernel -- the core of the widely-used open-source operating system -- that openness means users are able not only to review the underlying source code and count the number of profanities in the source documentation, but also sit in on the internal debates that shape even the most minute design decisions.

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