"When Linux Torvalds was approached by Wired journalist David
Diamond to write an autobiography he said: sure, so long as it is
fun. The result, Just for Fun, The Story of an Accidental
Revolutionary, gives an insight into the life of the man who as
much by accident as by design has been hailed as the embodiment of
the open source revolution."
"The book is not technical. Instead, it emulates Torvalds' own
dominating personality trait to take a pragmatic journey through
the events that led to the Linux operating system gaining the
massive following that it enjoys today...."
" The writing is pedestrian in style, but that is not important
and should not deter anybody who is interested in the concept of
Linux and free software in general. What is important, is that the
book is eminently readable. There are two reasons for this: First,
the book is, as one might expect of such an accomplished
programmer, perfectly structured; and second, the subject matter is