Revolution OS

Overview

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal computers in the world, many experts took issue with Microsoft's strict policies regarding licensing, ownership, distribution, and alteration of their software. The objections of many high-profile technology experts, most notably Richard Stallman, led to what has become known as "the...
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Overview

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal computers in the world, many experts took issue with Microsoft's strict policies regarding licensing, ownership, distribution, and alteration of their software. The objections of many high-profile technology experts, most notably Richard Stallman, led to what has become known as "the Open Source Movement," which is centered on the belief that computer software should be free both in the economic and intellectual senses of the word. Eventually, one of Stallman's admirers, Linus Torvalds, created a new operating system called Linux, a freely distributed software which many programmers consider to be markedly superior to Windows. Revolution OS is a documentary that examines the genesis of the Open Source Movement, and explores and explains the technical and intellectual issues involved in a manner understandable to computer aficionados and non-techheads alike.
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Special Features

Disc 1:; Revolution Os; Director's audio commentary; Theatrical trailers; Music-only audio track; 2.35:1 letterboxed picture; Digital stereo surround sound; Scene index menus; Disc 2:; Additional interviews - 70 minutes with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Brian Behlendorf, Bruce Perens & others; "The Free Software Song" music video; Still image gallery; Biographies; Document files containg 113 pages of free software & open source writings; 2.35:1 letterboxed picture; Digital stereo sound; Interactive menus
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • UPC: 634479405297
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Source: Cd Baby
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,205

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linus Torvalds
Richard Stallman
Eric Raymond
Larry Augustin
Bruce Perens
Michael Tiemann
Brian Behlendorf
Frank Hecker
Chris DiBona
Nick Moffitt
Don Barnes
Rob Malda
Marc Merlin
Susan Egan Voice Only
Technical Credits
J.T.S. Moore Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli Score Composer
Steven Balick Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Revolution Os
1. "Your Worst Nightmare!" [1:50]
2. "What Is Linux?" [1:48]
3. "RMS, MIT, GNU & How it All Began" [2:55]
4. "An Open Letter to Hobbyists" [2:43]
5. "The GNU Project Begins" [2:58]
6. "Berkeley Unix - BSD" [:27]
7. "Building GNU" [2:21]
8. "Free Software & the GNU GPL" [4:14]
9. Free Software Goes Free Enterptise [3:16]
10. Linus Develops Linux [3:45]
11. Linux's Relationship to GNU [5:34]
12. Linux Gets a Killer App: Apache [2:51]
13. Red Hat Software Founded [2:16]
14. Linus Moves to Silicon Valley [1:16]
15. The Cathedral & the Bazaar [1:37]
16. Free Software and Netscape's Big Gamble [5:42]
17. Open Source Gets its Name [4:03]
18. The Open Source Definition [3:17]
19. "You'd Think You Were on Drugs" [2:58]
20. LUGs and Installfest [2:16]
21. Microsoft Uses Linux [:55]
22. Windows Refund Day Protest [3:26]
23. Are You a Communist? [3:22]
24. The Revolution Goes Primetime [3:28]
25. The First Linux IPO - Red Hat [2:08]
26. Stallman & Linus Share the Stage [3:47]
27. Linux Time [:38]
28. VA Linux's IPO [3:53]
29. Linus Gets What He Wanted [:39]
30. Stallman's One, Big Hack [:40]
31. "The Free Software Song" [2:42]
32. End Titles [1:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Revolution Os
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Trailers
      Revolution Os
      Shooting Creek
   Audio Options
      Digital Stereo Soundtrack
      Director's Audio Commentary
      Music & Sound Effects Only
Disc #2 -- Revolution Os
   Additional Interview Footage
      Linus Torvalds
      Richard Stallman
      Brian Behlendorf
      Michael Tiemann
      Bruce Perens
      Larry Augustin
      Open Source Panel Discussion
   "The Free Software Song"
   Still Photo Gallery
   Document File
      The Free Software Song
      Richard Stallman's Initial Announcement
      The GNU General Public License
      The GNU Manifesto
      The Open Source Definition
      The Cathedral and the Bazaar [1st Version]
   Bios
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