Rebel Code: The Inside Story of Linux and the Open Source Revolution

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Perseus Pub., Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 334 pages
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This chronicle of the open-source transformation taking place in computing began as the mantra of a small group of idealistic hackers and has blossomed into the all-important slogan for progressive business and computing. The narrative starts at ground zero, with the dramatic incubation of open-source software by Linux and its enigmatic creator, Linus Torvalds. With firsthand accounts, it describes how a motley group of programmers managed to shake up the computing universe and cause a radical shift in thinking for the post-Microsoft era. A tale of innovation versus big business, Rebel Code chronicles the race to create and perfect open-source software, and provides the ideal perch from which to explore the changes that cyberculture has engendered in our society. Based on over 50 interviews with open-source protagonists such as Torvalds and open source guru Richard Stallman, Rebel Code captures the voice and the drama behind one of the most significant business trends in memory.

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Contents

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

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GLYN MOODY is the author of Rebel Code. His work following Linux and its creator Linus Torvalds has been highly acclaimed. Moody's writings have appeared in numerous publications including Wired magazine, The Economist, New Scientist, Financial Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph.

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