Open DevelopmentThe political term for a project that is constantly publishing its results and accepting feedback. Liberalism tells us that if an open-developed project has got enough publicity, it will succeed better than any other one.
Linux, as well as the GNU, are projects under open development, to write a free implementation of the POSIX specifications (i.e. a Unix clone), and free software to run under such a system. Both projects are quite successful, and Linux is being the most popular and supported OS by internetters, while GNU are their most popular tools.
TUNES is committed to open development; but its goals are quite different from Linux or GNU: TUNES should design a new system for maximal utility, whereas Linux merely implement existing already specified software, extending it according to general expediency, and GNU doesn't have a long-term philosophy and wants binary compatibility with Unix with which it shares the traditional computing models.
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