Microsoft has commissioned an investigation into the differences between software delivery models using open source and closed source development paradigms. I am the guy doing that investigation, the ongoing record of which can be found at HowStoftwareIsBuild.com
. I’ll be doing interviews of closed source development professionals, and open source development professionals, and we’ll be looking for trends and advantages in both methodologies.
Since the project is sponsored by Microsoft, I’m confident there will be a lot of closed source proponents visiting the site and advocating for their cause. I really hope we can get a lot of open source proponents there as well. A one-sided conversation would be pretty meaningless.
So if you have the time, and if you have something to add to the conversation, come check us out!