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For fun and profit : a history of the free and open source software revolution

Author: Christopher J Tozzi
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2017]
Series: History of computing
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The free and open source software movement, from its origins in hacker culture, through the development of GNU and Linux, to its commercial use today.In the 1980s, there was a revolution with far-reaching consequences--a revolution to restore software freedom. In the early 1980s, after decades of making source code available with programs, most programmers ceased sharing code freely. A band of revolutionaries,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016053524
(OCoLC)978571732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Tozzi
ISBN: 9780262341172 0262341174 9780262341189 0262341182
OCLC Number: 1001304305
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. The path to revolution : unix and the origins of hacker culture --
2. Inventing the foss revolution : hacker crisis, GNU, and the free software foundation --
3. A kernel of hope : the story of linux --
4. The moderate foss revolution --
5. The foss revolutionary wars : free software, open source, and microsoft --
6. Ending the foss revolution?
Series Title: History of computing
Responsibility: Christopher Tozzi ; foreword by Jonathan Zittrain.

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The free and open source software movement, from its origins in hacker culture, through the development of GNU and Linux, to its commercial use today.  Read more...

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