Intranets have eyeballs too

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| Let's talk about Open Source. Everyone knows what it is now. Why does it
| work? Well, I believe that one of the main reasons why it works is that all
| issues/bugs are out in the open for all to see. Sites like sourceforge and
| Tigris and Google code take all the stuff to do with your software project
| and open it up for all to see. Linus' Law then takes over: "given enough
| eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."
|
| Paraphrased to suit my purposes, it goes like this: "given enough advertising
| of the current state of something, all remaining bugs in it are shallow."
| Now. Extend that idea to your own situation in your own organization on your
| own intranet.
|
| Your organization produces content of various forms. On its way to
| completion, it invariably passes through a stage where it has "bugs". It does
| not matter that the content is not software. It could be presentation slides,
| proposals, internal documentation...
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http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2427/int...stipsm-080506/

Could An Open Source "Twittersphere" Save Twitter? Or Kill It?

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| Is Twitter too important to be left in the hands of Twitter? That's the
| argument that bubbled up over the weekend. The argument is that Twitter is
| not distributed. This means that if Twitter goes down no one can Twitter. It
| also means if Twitter goes out of business, or just screws up, we could lose
| all of our tweet history.
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http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/5/c...er_or_kill_it_


Related:

Twitter.com CEO: With open source, it's all about the people

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| Dorsey has also learned to be more open in his vision about how Twitter
| is used. While site membership used to be limited only to mobile
| device users, "we decided to get more open," Dorsey says. "We've
| learned that it's all about people in the open source world. That
| is the entire background of the system. You could be sitting right
| next to the person who wrote some major aspect of the Linux kernel
| and not ever realize it. So it is all about the relationships you form.
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http://www.linux.com/articles/114369