Ever since I read ESR's view on the American military and its major oversteppings, I just hate the guy, but he's got a few things about software development very well. "Release early and often". That probably means, more often than each month, each time with 4-5 who-gives-a-crap fixes. It means, "for each change you make", basically.
that effectively slows down development, i'm afraid. besides fglrx is not open source.
if it were they could release early and often. people could just fix the bugs themselves, having access to the source. this is not a esr's bazaar model where you can release early, release often.