Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
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. Open Source has grabbed the computer industry's attention. Netscape has opened the source code to Mozilla; IBM supports Apache; major database vendors haved ported their products to Linux. As enterprises realize the power of the open-source development model, Open Source is becoming a viable mainstream alternative to commercial software.Now in Open Sources, leaders of Open Source come together for the first time to discuss the new vision of the software industry they have created. The essays in this volume offer insight into how the Open Source movement works, why it succeeds, and where it is going.For programmers who have labored on open-source projects, Open Sources is the new gospel: a powerful vision from the movement's spiritual leaders. For businesses integrating open-source software into their enterprise, Open Sources reveals the mysteries of how open development builds better software, and how businesses can leverage freely available software for a competitive business advantage.The contributors here have been the leaders in the open-source arena:
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... but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. See Appendix B for a copy of the GNU General Public License, ...
The GPL basically says that you may copy and distribute the software licensed under the GPL at will, provided you do not inhibit others from doing the same, either by charging them for the software itself or by restricting them through ...
Written works had to be copied by hand at great expense, and hence the information had to have an immediate value attached to it. Trade records, banking transactions, diplomatic correspondence; this information was concise enough and ...
... of sortsUnix-to-Unix Copy Protocol (UUCP): low-speed and unreliable, but cheap. Any two Unix machines could exchange pointto-point electronic mail over ordinary phone lines; this capability was built into the system, ...
Occasionally you can still find copies of a poster from that period, showing a cartoony X-wing fighter out of the Star Wars movies streaking away from an exploding Death Star patterned on the AT&T logo. Berkeley hackers liked to see ...
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Review written on October 20, 2001 This book is an interesting window on the Open Source world, a strange planet with strange people. Among then, some crazy idealist like R. Stallman (I like the guy ... Lasīt pilnu pārskatu
Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution (O'Reilly Open Source)Lietotāja recenzija - Not Available - Book Verdict
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 ... Lasīt pilnu pārskatu
An Entrepreneurs Account
The Linux Edge
Open Source as a Business Strategy
The Open Source Definition
Hardware Software and Infoware
The Story of Mozilla
The Revenge of the Hackers
The TanenbaumTorvalds Debate
The Open Source Definition Version 10
How Red Hat Software Stumbled Across a New Economic Model and Helped Improve an Industry
Diligence Patience and Humility