Free and Open Source Software: A General Introduction
by Kenneth Wong, Phet Sayo
Publisher: Wikibooks 2004
Number of pages: 60
This primer is the first in a series of primers focused on the FOSS movement. Intended for policy and decision makers in general, the primer gives an overview of the issues and technologies involved. Although geared more for developing countries, the points discussed and the resources contained in this primer are relevant to a broad range of individuals around the world.
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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 Tavish Armstrong
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