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Open Sources : Voices from the Open Source Revolution.

Author: Chris DiBona; Sam Ockman
Publisher: Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Open Source has grabbed the computer industry's attention. Netscape has opened the source code to Mozilla; IBM supports Apache; major database vendors haved ported their products to Linux. As enterprises realize the power of the open-source development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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DiBona, Chris.
Open Sources : Voices from the Open Source Revolution.
Sebastopol : O'Reilly Media, Inc., ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris DiBona; Sam Ockman
ISBN: 9780596553906 0596553900
OCLC Number: 1109626723
Notes: Open Source as a Business Strategy.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prologue; What Is Free Software and How Does It Relate to Open Source?; What Is Open Source Software?; The Dark Side of the Force; Use the Source, Luke; Innovation Through the Scientific Method; Perils to Open Source; Motivating the Open Source Hacker; The Venture and Investment Future of Linux; Science and the New Renaissance; A Brief History of Hackerdom; Prologue: The Real Programmers; The Early Hackers; The Rise of Unix; The End of Elder Days; The Proprietary Unix Era; The Early Free Unixes; The Great Web Explosion. Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix: From AT & T-Owned to Freely RedistributableEarly History; Early Distributions; VAX Unix; DARPA Support; 4.2BSD; 4.3BSD; Networking, Release 1; 4.3BSD-Reno; Networking, Release 2; The Lawsuit; 4.4BSD; 4.4BSD-Lite, Release 2; The Internet Engineering Task Force; The History of the IETF; IETF Structure and Features; IETF Working Groups; IETF Documents; The IETF Process; Open Standards, Open Documents, and Open Source; The GNU Operating System and the Free Software Movement; The First Software-Sharing Community; The Collapse of the Community; A Stark Moral Choice. Free as in FreedomGNU Software and the GNU System; Commencing the Project; The First Steps; GNU Emacs; Is a Program Free for Every User?; Copyleft and the GNU GPL; The Free Software Foundation; Free Software Support; Technical Goals; Donated Computers; The GNU Task List; The GNU Library GPL; Scratching an Itch?; Unexpected Developments; The GNU HURD; Alix; Linux and GNU/Linux; Challenges in Our Future; Secret Hardware; Non-Free Libraries; Software Patents; Free Documentation; We Must Talk About Freedom; "Open Source"; Try!; Future of Cygnus Solutions: An Entrepreneur's Account. Cygnus in the Early YearsGNUPro; Challenges; Getting Funded Beyond Open Source-eCos; Reflections and Vision of the Future; Software Engineering; The Software Engineering Process; Marketing Requirements; System-Level Design; Detailed Design; Implementation; Integration; Field Testing; Support; Testing Details; Code Coverage Analysis; Regression Tests; Open Source Software Engineering; Marketing Requirements; System-Level Design; Detailed Design; Implementation; Integration; Field Testing; Support; Conclusions; The Linux Edge; Amiga and the Motorola Port; Microkernels; From Alpha to Portability. Kernel Space and User SpaceGCC; Kernel Modules; Portability Today; The Future of Linux; Giving It Away: How Red Hat Software Stumbled Across a New Economic Model and Helped Improve an Industry; Where Did Red Hat Come From?; How Do You Make Money in Free Software?; We Are in the Commodity Product Business; The Strategic Appeal of This Model to the Corporate Computing Industry; Licensing, Open Source, or Free Software; The Economic Engine Behind Development of Open Source Software; Unique Benefits; The Great Unix Flaw; It's Your Choice; Diligence, Patience, and Humility.

Abstract:

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. Open Source has grabbed the computer industry's attention. Netscape has opened the source code to Mozilla; IBM supports Apache; major database vendors haved ported their products to Linux. As enterprises realize the power of the open-source development model, Open Source is becoming a viable mainstream alternative to commercial software. Now in Open Sources, leaders of Open Source come together for the first time to discuss.

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