Producing Open Source Software

Plug: Producing Open Source Software, a new book by Karl Fogel (of the Subversion and CVS projects), readable online as HTML or in ground-up wood formats.

It’s got a whole load of solid-gold good advice on open-source development best practices, and even includes a section on dealing with the dreaded Reply-To munging issue.

Looks excellent — this is definitely one to read.

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  1. Posted November 2, 2005 at 15:03 | Permalink

    It’s a good book indeed, well worth reading. I enjoyed reviewing it — it was excellent even in first draft form. Kudos to Karl…

  2. Matt Sergeant
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 19:45 | Permalink

    Interestingly regarding reply-to it says:

    An even better solution would be for Reply-to munging to be a per-subscriber preference. Those who want the list to set Reply-to munged (either on others’ posts or on their own posts) could ask for that, and those who don’t would ask for Reply-to to be left alone. However, I don’t know of any list management software that offers this on a per-subscriber basis. For now, we seem to be stuck with a global setting.

    That was the main motivation behind the perl Siesta software.

  3. Posted November 2, 2005 at 20:25 | Permalink

    Siesta looks like fun. Someday I’ll have zillions of tuits and can start hacking on The Better MLM ;)