Hannu Puttonen; Linus Torvalds; Richard Stallman; Robert Young; Jon Hall; Theodore Ts'o; David Miller; Miguel de Icaza; Ari Lemmke; Andrew Leonard; Making Movies.; ADR Productions.
|语言注释：||In English with Finnish subtitles.|
|制作人员：||DVD producer, ADR Productions; producer, Kaarle Aho; writer-director Hannu Puttonen.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (59 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. 1 sound disc (42 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.).|
|内容：||Special features include: hypertext mix; three hours of interviews; separate soundtrack album; four short films. Short films include: Swansea calling (15 min.) --
Richard Stallman plays Bulgarian folk songs on flute (5 min.) --
The launching of Linux 1.0 (6 min.) --
Meet Helsinki University Computer Science Department (5 minutes).
|责任：||producered by, Making Movies.|
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.