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Some Implications of Bazaar Size

Third Draft. Aug 11, 1998
Copyright 1997-1998, Forrest J. Cavalier, III Mib Software
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2.4 Factors affecting defect "reporting"

In the bazaar model as described by Raymond, it is assumed that any defect which is noticed is reported back to the bazaar. But this is not necessarily true.

The likelihood of "defects reported after being detected" is primarily influenced by social factors. A dedicated, involved developer is likely to complain because of an awareness of importance of reporting defects. But "dedicated developer" describes a minority of most participants.

Factors reducing effective size

Strategies to counter low effective size

Strategies to work with reduced effective size:

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