Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution (O'Reilly Open Source)
Chris Dibona, Mark Stone, Sam Ockman, Open Source, Brian Behlendorf, Scott Bradner, Jim Hamerly, Kirk McKusick, Tim O'Reilly, Tom PaquinISBN: 1565925823;
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. 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. A powerful vision from the movement's spiritual leaders, this book reveals the mysteries of how open development builds better software, and how businesses can leverage freely available software for a competitive business advantage. It features essays from open-source software luminaries such as Linus Torvalds (Linux), Brian Behlendorf (Apache), and Richard Stallman (GNU), as well as business leaders like Michael Tiemann (Cygnus Solutions) and Bob Young (Red Hat) who have redefined how Open Source and commercial ventures can co-exist. For the...