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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In a classic case of software bootstrapping, Linux had become that platform, and Linux had been created with the help of GNU tools. Perens had headed the Debian project, which managed a distribution of Linux that included within the ...
In this way, giving away source code is a very good way to build a platform. This is also one of the reasons why the people at Netscape did not use the GPL. This is not a small issue in the community. Late in 1998, there was an ...
This is a net win for IBM; they can install an exceptionally stable platform, which reduces the cost of supporting the platform, and really deliver service that can truly help their customers out. Just as important, IBM engineers share ...
Unix's promise of cross-platform portability got lost in bickering among half a dozen proprietary Unix versions. The proprietary-Unix players proved so ponderous, so blind, and so inept at marketing that Microsoft was able to grab away ...
The NetBSD group chose to emphasize the support of as many platforms as possible and continued the research style ... wave of Linux popularity by adding a Linux emulation mode that allows Linux binaries to run on the FreeBSD platform.
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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
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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
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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
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