Process Debt in Open Source
Joyce Park stashed this in Code
Software engineering -- as opposed to just hacking around -- is ALLLLLL about process and toolchain. But although the Open Source community has come a long way since the days when we were all lame-o grad students sitting around in dirty T-shirts, we have also accreted a shit-ton of PROCESS DEBT. Let a Mozillian break it down for you!
So basically you pay now or you pay later? But everyone eventually pays.