"The explosive growth of the Linux operating system, Apache Web
server and indeed the Internet itself are testimony to the power of
a style of networked collaboration called "Open Source," based on
the free sharing of source code so that others can improve on it.
This free-flowing style of technology sharing has created
unprecedented shifts in the power structures of the computer
"The growth, development trajectories, cultural underpinnings,
intellectual foundations, business potential and challenges facing
the Open Source movement are superbly articulated in Eric Raymond's
landmark manifesto, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar."
"This book is about much more than computer science; it is a
must read for anyone interested in the future of not just the
software industry but of intellectual property, work culture, human
motivation, Internet-driven global peering, and new business models
in the Information Age."
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