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 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.
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 Lydia Pintscher, et al. - open-advice.org
The authors give insights into the many different talents it takes to make a successful software project, coding of course but also design, translation, marketing and other skills. We are here to give you a head start if you are new.
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.