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Joel on Software

2000/08/30

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Yesterday's compensation story generated a flood of good feedback. I've reworked the policy extensively based on this feedback. Although you'll see that the basic idea is the same, it's been refined a lot thanks to my readers, and it's almost completely rewritten.

The process feels a lot like open source. It's not really the source code in this case, it's the blueprint for making a software company which I'm developing, in the open, with feedback and enhancements sent in by a community of contributors. I wrote a bit about Open Blueprint Companies here.


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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