How Toyota and Linux Keep Collaboration Simple - HBS Working Knowledge
John Tropea - Delicious Community
JULY 20, 2008
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 debatesnot 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 Listservsbut those mundane tools are used by everyone.