The Cathedral & the Bazaar

Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Author: Eric S. Raymond

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553968

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their infrastructure and another 6 percent will install it in the next two years. This revolutionary model for collaborative software development is being embraced and studied by many of the biggest players in the high-tech industry, from Sun Microsystems to IBM to Intel.The Cathedral & the Bazaar is a must for anyone who cares about the future of the computer industry or the dynamics of the information economy. Already, billions of dollars have been made and lost based on the ideas in this book. Its conclusions will be studied, debated, and implemented for years to come. According to Bob Young, "This is Eric Raymond's great contribution to the success of the open source revolution, to the adoption of Linux-based operating systems, and to the success of open source users and the companies that supply them."The interest in open source software development has grown enormously in the past year. This revised and expanded paperback edition includes new material on open source developments in 1999 and 2000. Raymond's clear and effective writing style accurately describing the benefits of open source software has been key to its success. With major vendors creating acceptance for open source within companies, independent vendors will become the open source story in 2001.
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The cathedral and the bazaar

musings on Linux and Open Source by an accidental revolutionary

Author: Eric S. Raymond

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9780596001087

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Argues that the development of Linux by thousands of programmers, in a coordinated effort without centralized management signals unprecedented power shifts in the computer industry.
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The Cathedral & the Bazaar

Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Author: Eric Raymond

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596001088

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Argues that the development of Linux by thousands of programmers, in a coordinated effort without centralized management signals unprecedented power shifts in the computer industry.
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Free Revealing

How Firms Can Profit From Being Open

Author: Oliver Alexy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834980684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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Using the example of corporate OSS engagement, Oliver Alexy shows how free revealing can be carried out both effectively and efficiently by companies. He evaluates potential advantages and disadvantages and looks at related organizational processes to understand how this practice diffuses within the corporation and how firms can use it successfully.
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Towards Recognition of Minority Groups

Legal and Communication Strategies

Author: Professor Marek Zirk-Sadowski,Professor Bartosz Wojciechowski,Asst Prof Karolina M Cern

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472444906

Category: Law

Page: 294

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This book analyses debates concerning the nature, justification and legal protection of human rights with reference to the issues surrounding social milieu as a source of any legitimized law. With contributions from a global network of scientists across several continents, the work examines the understanding of the normative framework, expressed in terms of human rights that guarantee autonomous action in public and private and goes beyond the legal analysis to discuss communication strategies in human rights.
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Biobazaar

The Open Source Revolution and Biotechnology

Author: Janet Hope

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026353

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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Can the open source approach do for biotechnology what it has done for information technology? Hope's book is the first sustained and systematic inquiry into the application of open source principles to the life sciences. Traversing disciplinary boundaries, she presents a careful analysis of intellectual property-related challenges confronting the biotechnology industry and then paints a detailed picture of "open source biotechnology" as a possible solution.
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Critical Digital Studies

A Reader, Second Edition

Author: Arthur Kroker,Marilouise Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666714

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.
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Access to Knowledge

A Guide for Everyone

Author: Jeremy Malcolm

Publisher: Consumers International

ISBN: 0956611745

Category: Information society

Page: 144

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"Access to Knowledge (A2K) is the umbrella term for a movement that aims to create more equitable public access to the products of human culture and learning. The ultimate objective of the movement is to create a world in which educational and cultural works are accessible to all, and in which consumers and creators alike participate in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and creativity ... the issues involved in the A2K movement can be daunting. These issues, including copyright and patent law reform, open content licensing, and communication rights, often involve legal and technological concepts that even specialists find difficult "--Back cover
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The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

Author: Ann Thorpe

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910606

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable development in our public and private lives is the theme present throughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "development that cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."
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Open Source Software: Quality Verification

9th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2013, Koper-Capodistria, Slovenia, June 25-28, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Etiel Petrinja,Giancarlo Succi,Nabil El Ioini,Alberto Sillitti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642389287

Category: Law

Page: 277

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2013, held in Koper-Capodistria, Slovenia, in June 2013. The 18 revised full papers and 3 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on innovation and sustainability; practices and methods; FOSS technologies; security and open standards; and business models and licensing.
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