"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
"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
"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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