Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers
by Donald K. Rosenberg
Publisher: Hungry Minds 2000
These days everyone is talking about Linux. But 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 Donald K. Rosenberg, a respected Open Source authority, it provides a clear, objective analysis of all the critical business issues, from reliability and licensing concerns to opportunities and challenges down the road.
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by Karl Fogel - O'Reilly Media, Inc
This book for software developers and managers who are considering starting an open source project. It should also be helpful for people who just want to participate in an open source project but have never done so before.
by C. DiBona, M. Stone, D. Cooper - O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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: software developers, business executives, etc.
by Amy Brown, Greg Wilson - Lulu.com
In this book, the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development?
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.