Rebel Code

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Perseus Books Group, 2002 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
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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 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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Review: Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution

User Review  - Megaman - Goodreads

A must read for anyone who is curious about Hacker Culture. Although it is pretty biased (IE The Big Bag Microsoft vs The Great and Good Linux), it does a good job explaining the origins of the FOSS ... Read full review

Review: Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution

User Review  - SM Johnson - Goodreads

I'm torn on how to rate this book. On the one hand, it was a very comprehensive and well-written read about the origins of many popular open source projects such as Linux, Mozilla, GIMP, GNU, and so ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Coolest Year
5
The New GNU Thing
13
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

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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