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Wired: Linux Comes to the Big Screen - a Documentary, not the 'Antitrust' Movie

Feb 01, 2001, 19:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"Linux is more than just an alternative operating system. It's also a culture with its own ethics, gods, myths and heroes. A new film, Revolution O.S., explores the human side of the open source and free software movements, telling the inside story of the hackers and programmers rebelling against the corporate machine."

"Revolution O.S. also depicts the culture of the open source movement by documenting the Installfest parties where people can bring their computers to get free, expert Linux tech support, and the Refund Day protest marches, where Linux users demand reimbursement of the extra fees that get tacked onto the purchase price of new computers for pre-installed Microsoft applications."

"Revolution O.S. was made by J.T.S. Moore, who was totally unfamiliar with the open source community when he started the project. "It wasn't my idea," Moore said. "One day in June 1999, I was talking on the phone to a good friend from Stanford, Doug Bone. He had seen my various films and videos over the years, and out of the blue, he jokingly suggested I make a documentary about the history of Linux."

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