Ask HN: How are some successful OSS projects being run?

5 points by theboywho 6 months ago

Working at most companies today as a software engineer requires you to follow certain methodologies (daily stand-ups, kanban boards, sprints, backlogs, the need for often non-technical managers, etc)

How do these methodologies compare to successful community-run open source projects ? and more importantly, if they are different, why don’t proprietary / company projects follow the open source model methodology wise ?

How are some successful open source projects run (in terms of development methodology) ? For example the Linux kernel, OpenBSD, or Bitcoin.

Bucephalus355 6 months ago

With regards to private companies not following OSS model, what I will say to that is money changes absolutely everything. Not necessarily badly, but things will be unrecognizably different.