How Open Source is Possible (at least one part)
Often times I find myself wondering how Open Source is even possible. How does something so amazing as CPAN get built and maintained and perfected?
I think I figured it out, at least one part of it.
It is possible because there are a lot of smart people out there being employed by employers who have no real idea of what is required in any given project. Therefore, programmers who have
- tremendous flexibility to get "whatever they want" done to accomplish a given project
- employers/managers who don't know the first thing about what is required t…