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Open source : technology and policy

Open source : technology and policy

Author: Fadi P Deek; James A McHugh
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From the Internet's infrastructure to operating systems like GNU/Linux, the open source movement comprises some of the greatest accomplishments in computing over the past quarter century. Its story embraces technological advances, unprecedented global collaboration, and remarkable tools for facilitating distributed development. The evolution of the Internet enabled an enormous expansion of open development,

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Deek, Fadi P.
Open source.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007019230
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fadi P Deek; James A McHugh
ISBN: 9780511367755 0511367759 9780511364129 0511364121 0511367163 9780511367168 9780511366536 0511366531 1107184746 9781107184749 1281146390 9781281146397 9786611146399 6611146393 0511574150 9780511574153 0511619529 9780511619526
OCLC Number: 192136045
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 369 pages)
Contents: Open source internet application projects --
The open source platform --
Technologies underlying open source development --
Demographics, sociology, and psychology of open source development --
Legal issues in open source --
The economics of open source --
The GNU project --
Open source in the public sector --
The future of the open source movement.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: Fadi P. Deek, James A.M. McHugh.
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The open source movement is a worldwide attempt to keep the scientific advances created by software development openly available for everyone to understand and improve upon. This book addresses  Read more...


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