How Toyota and Linux Keep Collaboration Simple - HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most Linux hacker communication is not between individuals but by postings to open, searchable Listservs. Anyone can review the version history of the code and the Listserv debatesnot executive summaries or abstracts but the raw activity itself. Linux developers produce state-of-the-art software using communication technology no more sophisticated than e-mail and Listservsbut those mundane tools are used by everyone.

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