Monday, April 2, 2007

Hackystat 8 and Net Option Values

In The Option Value of Modularity in Design, Carliss Baldwin and Kim Clark argue that appropriate modularity can impact on adoption of a system over other alternatives due to increases in the "net option value" of the design.

It occurs to me that Hackystat 8, by decomposing the current "black box" of the server into a set of loosely coupled, independently evolvable components, will enable new degrees of freedom in the design evolution of the system both within the CSDL research group and externally in the software engineering community.

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