Microsoft has commissioned a project to look at the software development & delivery lifecycle of “closed source” companies and compare/contrast that to software development and delivery lifecycle of commercial “open source” companies. The investigation will look at not only how software is designed, developed and tested – but also at how the vendor is able to leverage the ecosystem.
A blog (http://www.howsoftwareisbuilt.com) has been set up to gather perspectives on both the Open Source and Closed Source Development Models and to encourage wide audience feedback and input for the study. We have conducted interviews with various industry experts to get their insights on both the development models.
The project has generated a lot of excitement and interest within Microsoft and the Open Source Community and we have been able to gather perspectives from various experts on both the sides. Some of the people interviewed on either side are as below:
Please feel free to visit the blog and share your insights.