Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

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by Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman
     
 

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Freely available source code, with contributions from thousands of programmers around the world: this is the spirit of the software revolution known as Open Source. Now in "OpenSources" for the first time the leaders of Open Source come together to discuss the new vision of the software industry they have created. The book offers businesses a vital insight into

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Freely available source code, with contributions from thousands of programmers around the world: this is the spirit of the software revolution known as Open Source. Now in "OpenSources" for the first time the leaders of Open Source come together to discuss the new vision of the software industry they have created. The book offers businesses a vital insight into how OpenSource succeeds as both a software development model and a business opportunity.

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Business 2.0
...[T]he essential spirit of the collection is sound, as is its ambition to write the first draft of Open Source's history. Like any revolutionary undertaking, the movement wants to spread its ideas around, and this genial book is as good a vehicle for that as any other.
Library Journal
The idea for open source software began years ago with Richard Stallman, who at the time was considered crazy for proposing that computer code be free to all to use as they see fit as long as they posted the changed code for the common good. Along the way he won a MacArthur ("Genius") award, Linus Torvalds created Linux, and Brian Behlendorf developed Apache, the most used free web server package. This collection of writings by the leaders of the open source movement offers readers a chance to think about the past and how it will change the future of software development. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565925823
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,445,793
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.69(d)

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