The purpose of this page is to post quotes that I think are funny or interesting, either from a book, tv show or historical character.
“Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer’s personal itch” – The Cathedral & The Bazaar
“Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to rewrite (and reuse)” – The Cathedral & The Bazaar
“Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around” – The Cathedral & The Bazaar
“They (crackers) hoards secrets rather than sharing them; one is much more likely to find cracker groups distributing sourceless executables that crack software than tips that give away how they did it. (alike hackers)” – The Cathedral & The Bazaar
“…most of the lower-level tools the culture ever imagined having as open-source already exist. What’s left? Applications” – The Cathedral & The Bazaar
“…you do not become a hacker by calling yourself a hacker, you become a hacker when other hackers call you a hacker” – The Cathedral & The Bazaar
“In the closed-source, Version 1.0 means: ‘Don’t touch this is you’re prudent.’ In the open-source world, it reads something more like: ‘The developers are willing to bet their reputation on this.’ – The Cathedral & The Bazaar