RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 681653870 LA In English with Finnish subtitles. T1 The code : story of Linus A1 Puttonen, Hannu., Torvalds, Linus,, Stallman, Richard., Young, Robert., Hall, Jon., Ts'o, Theodore., Miller, David., Icaza, Miguel de., Lemmke, Ari., Leonard, Andrew., Making Movies., ADR productions., PB Produced by Making Movies PP Helsinki, Finland YR 2001 AB In 1991, a 20-year old Linus Torvalds, Swedish- speaking Finnish computer science student sends a posting to an Internet newsgroup asking for advice on how to make a better operating system. But In ten years he and his loose alliance of hackers all over the world creates an operating system, Linux, that challenges Windows 2000 for the server market and is now poised to dominate the next generation of handheld and desktop computers. The Code is about the human urge to share and exchange, to achieve something through collaboration, the profit motive not being the dominating factor. Linux and the free software movement have showed new ways to make profit in computer industry, while raising heated debates on the ethics of business and the old issue of freedom of speech. In the end, The Code tells a key story of the digital age, a symbolic saga about capitalism during the last fin de siecle of the second millennium and the early steps of the third one.