"For all the talk in the Linux community of converting the
"suits," and for all the books that have been written about the
open source phenomenon, the great Linux business book has yet to be
written. Most open source books are either celebrity profiles, Like
Sam Williams' profile of Richard Stallman, 'Free as in Freedom,' or
else they're theoretical treatises for nerds, like O'Reilly's 'Open
"And the really strange thing about this is the fact that, as
anyone who attended LinuxWorld last August knows, the suits are
genuinely interested in this stuff: they want to know what this
open source phenomenon is about, what everyone else is doing with
it, and--most importantly--how it can save them money.
"Enter HP Linux Systems Division General Manager Martin Fink,
who takes his stab at the great Linux business book with, 'The
Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source...'