Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
In this age of new technology start-ups, LINUX is impressive, but it might seem like just another business success story. What makes this story strange - and deeply troubling for the business world - is that LINUX is free. Not only is it free, but anyone can adapt it in any way they wish, as long as they pass it on to new users on the same terms. And far from being an isolated case, it is one of dozens of software projects round the world that have ignored or postponed commercial concerns to concentrate on writing the perfect code and have dedicated themselves to the principles of free and open development. For years they have been dismissed as irrelevant idealists. Yet already, more than any government or corporation, these fluidly organized and highly efficient teams of "amateurs" have defended and entrenched the open standards on which the Internet depends.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeyreads - LibraryThing
I can't give this a star rating. It began excellently, and ended in irrelevant trivia, and farce. I read this book very much from a personal historical perspective, since I lived the history it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jaygheiser - LibraryThing
Good, but not great. The author's political bias was readily apparent. Using the example of Linux as the prototypical case, the book describes the history of the open source movement. Read full review