Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source
by Henrik Ingo
Publisher: Lulu.com 2006
Number of pages: 204
The hot topics in information technology right now are Linux and Open Source. But what does Open Source offer those, who may not see their computer as a matter of life and death? Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source spotlights the people, businesses, values and practices of the Open Source world. Divided into four parts, Open Life starts rather philosophically by comparing the concepts of openness and mean-spiritedness highlighting the latter's devious impact on our life. Part Two explores the Open Source culture from the time Linus Torvalds began writing code for his new operating system, how he behaves as a leader, and stating the virtues of a programmer. Part Three reviews some Open Source business models and evaluates both their economic and ethical sustainability. Leaving the world of software behind, Part Four considers how open business models can be applied in fields as diverse as mining, literature, and fashion design.
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by Tavish Armstrong
The book is written by developers who have grappled with slow code, memory leaks, or uncontrollable latency in open source software. They share their mistakes and successes, and give the reader a view of how they approached their specific challenges.
by Klaatu - Smashwords
This book is a relaxed, pensive, meandering musing about technology, gaming, POSIX, and open source. It's a book about open source culture, open source ideology, and open source software, written by open source and open culture enthusiast Klaatu.
by Donald K. Rosenberg - Hungry Minds
Does Linux and other Open Source software really make good business sense? What are the opportunities and risks? This book provides the answers. Written by a respected Open Source authority, it provides a clear, objective analysis.
by Rachna Kapur, at al. - IBM Corporation
This books gets you started into the fascinating world of open source software development. Using the exercises and case studies provided, you will get good hands-on experience to contribute to and start open source projects.