[p2p-research] is open source design inferior

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 12:05:13 CET 2009

that's a great way of putting it, though there is mutual stigmergic
coordination, isn't it?

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Tomas Rawlings <tom at fluffylogic.net> wrote:

>  Thanks for all these insigths ... I guess what I'm wondering is what is
>> the
>> motivation for peer communities to get the end user aspects right, if the
>> logic is primarily to solve one's own particular problems, even as it is
>> coordinated through a commons.
> As the design and adaptation in the process are cumulative, all it needs is
> one or two developers to have a user interface 'itch' and start the
> development down that path.  The motivation is thus no different to the
> motivation to write any other aspect of OS software.  Plus the end result is
> not coordinated by the commons, it is selected by the commons - thus the
> users and developers become akin to the environmental factors in ecology;
> selecting the version of an operating system that is 'fitests' for their
> needs; which will include aspects of usability and aesthetics.
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