Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution

Rebel Code

Linux and the Open Source Revolution

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ISBN10: 0738206709 ISBN13: 9780738206707 Publisher: Basic Books Published: Jul 10 2002 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"Open source" began as the mantra of a small group of idealistic hackers and has blossomed into the all-important slogan for progressive business and computing. This fast-moving narrative starts at ground zero, with the dramatic incubation of open-source software by Linux and its enigmatic creator, Linus Torvalds. With firsthand accounts, it describes how a motley group of programmers managed to shake up the computing universe and cause a radical shift in thinking for the post-Microsoft era. A powerful and engaging tale of innovation versus big business, Rebel Code chronicles the race to create and perfect open-source software, and provides the ideal perch from which to explore the changes that cyberculture has engendered in our society. Based on over fifty interviews with open-source protagonists such as Torvalds and open source guru Richard Stallman, Rebel Code captures the voice and the drama behind one of the most significant business trends in recent memory.

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