Thursday, October 18, 2007

Community Projects vs Private Projects

Apache is one of the greatest product by community projects. It is a web server program contributed by programmers who collaborated in a community board to build a reliable and stable web server. Anyone can modify and improve the codes of the program. Programmers voluntarily contributed codes to the program. It started the open source revolution. Are open source a boon or bane to the development of technology? I believe both community projects and private projects have its own merit. Private projects are important because it fosters entrepreneurship and employment. Community projects are important because it allows people of similar interest to collaborate and contribute to the community.