given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formulated by Eric S. Raymond in his 1999 essay and book The Cathedral and the Bazaar.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proverb[edit]

given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow

  1. (idiomatic, software) Given a large enough beta tester and codeveloper base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Linus' Law (the phrase is directly associated with this law)