This book is groundbreaking. ESR guides the reader to the essence of the bazaar style of software development by giving various practical as well as empirical examples. After more than 10 years most of Eric's predictions on the Open Source movement still hold or have been proven to be true. Thanks Eric for granting every software developer and open source lover around the world this fundamental insights into what the underlying principle of the bazaar mode really means. Your outstanding way to describe things as they really are should read like a novel to every Open Source enthusiast.