Information Really Does Want To Be Free

February 15, 2007

Information Really Does Want To Be Free
(or, devoted to indignation and information)

In the spirit of Open Source and Agile-ness, a peer of mine shared the following (Java) frameworks Open Source code. I have personally reviewed the code and approve, note: I am not a software developer. I did want to share it with you however, and I hope you find it useful as well as inspiring.

Rationale: We require access to un-obfuscated source code because you can’t evolve programs without modifying them. Since our purpose is to make evolution easy, we require that modification be made easy.

I admit, I did have to look up the meaning of “un-obfuscated”…

Un – ob – fus – cat – ed:

Not to make so confused or opaque as to be difficult, to perceive or understand, a clear solution.

I like that, my Scrum interpretation:

We require access to information and open free communication within our team as equals because we can’t secure hyper-productivity individually or with draconian micro-management. Since the purpose of Scrum is to evolve as a team, we unilaterally require respect as professionals, open daily communications and honest straightforward interactions within the Scrum environment.

I like that too. I can’t imagine ever working in a non-Agile environment again. Yes, as a recruiter for Danube, I am on a Scrum Team, 2 week sprints and all. I may be the only recruiter in the world doing such, who knows?

Crystal Richardson
Agile Talent Specialist
Danube Technologies, Inc.
Office 503-630-4114
Danube main 503-248-0800


One Response to “Information Really Does Want To Be Free”

  1. chriscoy Says:

    Hallo! Looks like the atricle link got chopped 🙂 Here’s the full link:

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