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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bazaar  \Ba*zaar"\  Bazar  \Ba*zar"\(b[.a]*z[aum]r"),  n.  [Per. 
  b[=a]zar  market.] 
  1.  In  the  East,  an  exchange,  marketplace,  or  assemblage  of 
  shops  where  goods  are  exposed  for  sale. 
 
  2.  A  spacious  hall  or  suite  of  rooms  for  the  sale  of  goods, 
  as  at  a  fair. 
 
  3.  A  fair  for  the  sale  of  fancy  wares,  toys,  etc.,  commonly 
  for  a  charitable  objects.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bazaar 
  n  1:  a  shop  where  a  variety  of  goods  are  sold  [syn:  {bazar}] 
  2:  a  street  of  small  shops  (especially  in  Orient)  [syn:  {bazar}] 
  3:  a  sale  of  miscellany;  often  for  charity;  "the  church  bazaar" 
  [syn:  {fair}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bazaar  n.,adj.  In  1997,  after  meditatating  on  the  success  of 
  {Linux}  for  three  years,  the  Jargon  File's  own  editor 
  ESR  wrote  an  analytical  paper  on  hacker  culture  and 
  development  models  titled  The  Cathedral  and  the  Bazaar 
  (http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/).  The  main 
  argument  of  the  paper  was  that  {Brooks's  Law}  is  not  the  whole 
  story;  given  the  right  social  machinery,  debugging  can  be  efficiently 
  parallelized  across  large  numbers  of  programmers.  The  title  metaphor 
  caught  on  (see  also  {cathedral}),  and  the  style  of  development  typical 
  in  the  Linux  community  is  now  often  referred  to  as  the  bazaar  mode. 
  Its  characteristics  include  releasing  code  early  and  often  and  actively 
  seeking  the  largest  possible  pool  of  peer  reviewers. 
 
 




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