Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution
by C. DiBona, M. Stone, D. Cooper
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2005
Number of pages: 488
These essays explore open source's impact on the software industry and reveal how open source concepts are infiltrating other areas of commerce and society. The essays appeal to a broad audience: the software developer will find thoughtful reflections on practices and methodology from leading open source developers, while the business executive will find analyzes of business strategies from Michael Olson and Matt Asay.
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by Peter Wayner - Diane Pub Co
The book explores the history of open-source programming, its emerging threat to Microsoft, and its struggle to retain its ideals in the face of big money. Wayner outlines the arguments for leaving software source code open and free for anyone.
by Lawrence Rosen - Prentice Hall
A plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, reviews today's leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices.
by Andrew M. St. Laurent - O'Reilly Media, Inc.
The book helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuses on annotated licenses, offering an in-depth explanation of how they compare and interoperate, and how license choices affect project possibilities.
by Douglas Rushkoff - Demos
The book explains how online communication is changing offline politics. The author argues that the way in which the internet encourages user activity can be a metaphor for reawakening a public appetite for civic engagement.