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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Zebaztian - LibraryThing

I've read this book twice. If you want to know what Open Source is, then Steven also gives a societal view, because he is actually an expert on political science. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dvf1976 - LibraryThing

I wanted to read this book since I work at Red Hat. The book isn't really a 'rah-rah-rah!' open source companies, but it does give me some comfort that Red Hat will stick around. Read full review

The success of open source

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

"Open source" refers to software-actually, the source code for software-that is widely distributed (generally at very low cost), maintained, and improved by a community of programmers who donate ... Read full review

Review: The Success of Open Source

User Review  - Alexia Gaudeul - Goodreads

A clear and well-written introduction to the topic of open-source development and governance, with many insightful ideas and good illustrative examples. Read full review

Review: The Success of Open Source

User Review  - Lin Clark - Goodreads

Truly insightful, non-handwavey analysis of the economic and political differences that make open source effective as a strategy for organizing production. Read full review

Review: The Success of Open Source

User Review  - Jared - Goodreads

An indispensable introduction to the open source software movement. While it is undoubtedly an academic treatment, and thus somewhat less readable, it is still accessible enough to be of use to the general reader interested in the topic. Read full review

Review: The Success of Open Source

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

As one commenter said, it's not a book you can read in one sitting. Offers a solid overview of the history of the open source software process and an engaging analysis of the challenge of open source ... Read full review

Review: The Success of Open Source

User Review  - Manderson - Goodreads

A really well thought out and analytical approach to the open source model of software development. Weber stays above any pat glorifications and consistently takes the conversation to another level by attempting to generalize open source as a model that can be transferred into other paradigms. Read full review

Review: The Success of Open Source

User Review  - Jason Shao - Goodreads

Paul Z. from UBC said this was good. Read full review


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