Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman, Mark Stone
Date finished: 1999-02-27

A jumbled collection of essays about various aspects of free software, this book suffers from lacking a unifying theme. Some essays focus on the software engineering side of open source, such as the contributions from Paul Vixie and Linus Torvalds. Others concentrate on business models (Michael Tiemann, Robert Young, Tim O'Reilly), some on licensing issues (RMS, Bruce Perens), and some on history (McKusick, Bradner, ESR). The pieces don't quite mesh together into a coherent whole. Uncharacteristically poor proofreading for an O'Reilly book; was it rushed into print?

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