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Software Development Ecosystem

I became an instant convert into the concept of Software Factory back in 2007, and blogged about it in 2009 here

While I did not see much uptake in the organizations I came into contact with professionally, I still believe that it's only a timing issue, maybe with some minor tweaks added. One of such would be crafting more friendly and less mechanistic image. Hereby I propose new concept: Software Development Ecosystem (SDE).
I believe this definition better reflects complexities of the software development with subtle implications of  a living system, constantly evolving and self-regulating, while "Factory" carries somewhat negative overtones of a conveyor belt...