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Free for All by Peter Wayner

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Publisher: Diane Pub Co
ISBN/ASIN: 0756761840
ISBN-13: 9780756761844
Number of pages: 351

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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 to tinker with. But his account delves deep into the politics of the movement, reading like a high-tech soap opera.

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