Worse is Better predates CATB by a decade and describes exactly how Unix got to where it did over the preceding decade to that. Raymond may have put a modern spin on it by comparing GCC (the original "cathedral" which, ironically, has a famously baroque and overblown design of the type alluded to in this column) to Linux, but the underlying contrast between the rigid, planned development model and the loose bolt-features-on-and-worry-about-the-bugs-later one had been made long before free software had escaped the clutches of the FSF and become the bazaar the column rails against.
Seeing as the original column was a troll, I suppose it's time to wheel out the "BSD is dying" meme. FreeBSD's supposed philosophy has been to impose some order on this allegedly out-of-control pile of gruesome hacks. If Poul-Henning Kamp thinks it's failed in its goal, then I suppose it's outlived its usefulness.