Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution

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The open source saga has many fascinating chapters. It is partly the story of Linus Torvalds, the master hacker who would become chief architect of the Linux operating system. It is also the story of thousands of devoted programmers around the world who spontaneously worked in tandem to complete the race to shape Linux into the ultimate killer app. Rebel Code traces the remarkable roots of this unplanned revolution. It echoes the twists and turns of Linux's improbable development, as it grew through an almost ...
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Overview


The open source saga has many fascinating chapters. It is partly the story of Linus Torvalds, the master hacker who would become chief architect of the Linux operating system. It is also the story of thousands of devoted programmers around the world who spontaneously worked in tandem to complete the race to shape Linux into the ultimate killer app. Rebel Code traces the remarkable roots of this unplanned revolution. It echoes the twists and turns of Linux's improbable development, as it grew through an almost biological process of accretion and finally took its place at the heart of a jigsaw puzzle that would become the centerpiece of open source. With unprecedented access to the principal players, Moody has written a powerful tale of individual innovation versus big business. Rebel Code provides a from-the-trenches perspective and looks ahead to how open source is challenging long-held conceptions of technology, commerce, and culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738206707
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,312,004
  • Product dimensions: 5.79 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author


Glyn Moody is a London-based writer who has been covering Linux almost since its inception. He has published major features on it in Wired, New Scientist, and Salon, and has written for The Economist and the Financial Times.
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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Prologue 1
1 The Coolest Year 5
2 The New GNU Thing 13
3 A Minor Rebellion 31
4 Factor X 55
5 Patching Up 71
6 Root then Boot 87
7 Linus 2.0 106
8 Learning from Berkeley 120
9 The Art of Code 140
10 Low-Down in the Valley 162
11 Mozilla Dot Party 182
12 A Foothold 205
13 Distributions and Shares 220
14 Open for Business 237
15 Trolls Versus Gnomes 252
16 Lies, Damned Lies, and Benchmarks 269
17 Tomorrow's Hothouse 289
18 Beyond the Market 305
Afterword 324
Index 332
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2006

    A Must Read for Open Source Enthusiasts

    I really enjoyed this book. It really gives the reader an insight into the why's and how's and even the who's of the open source movement. It ties together all of the big players in open source software: Linux, Red Hat, Perl, Apache, and many more. A great book from cover to cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    A Must read for Open Source lovers

    Glyn Moody has given a fantastic historical account of the Open source revolution, starting right from where is originated the Bell Labs and UNIX days, and leaving it in the midst of our times. He transforms the dry subject of 'Geek History' is a wonderful and interesting-to-read book. A must read for all those who love Open source!

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