bazaar-style development

Type of software development exemplified by the Linux OS and articulated by Eric Raymond in his paper "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." A bazaar approach involves "releasing early and often, delegating everything you can, and being open to the point of promiscuity". This strategy differs from the dominant cathedral model of software carefully crafted "by individual wizards or small bands of mages working in splendid isolation."

See also : hacker jargon  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon