CS Table 2/23/19: The Cathedral and the Bazaar

April 23 CS Table location: JRC 224B, noon.

Eric S. Raymond’s "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" is a classic essay on software development and open source communities. This writing was later turned into a book, but the original essay (with some later additions) is available online.

The full essay is a bit longer than some of our regular readings for CS Table (around 18 pages), but it is still a fairly quick read. You can find the essay at: http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/.

If you are interested in how this essay was received, you may enjoy reading some of the responses to this essay under “Commentary and Argument” on this page: http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/.

Computer science table (CS Table) is a weekly meeting of Grinnell College community members (students, faculty, staff, etc.) interested in discussing topics related to computing and computer science. CS Table meets Tuesdays from 12:00–12:50pm. Most CS Tables for the spring semester will meet in JRC 224B inside the Marketplace, though a small number will be in an alternate location, so watch each week for the location. Contact the CS faculty for the weekly reading. Students on meal plans, faculty, and staff are expected to cover the cost of their meals. Visitors to the College and students not on meal plans can charge their meals to the department (sign in at the Marketplace front desk).