Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers
by Donald K. Rosenberg
Publisher: Hungry Minds 2000
These days everyone is talking about Linux. But does Linux and other Open Source software really make good business sense? What are the opportunities -- and risks? This book provides the answers. Written by Donald K. Rosenberg, a respected Open Source authority, it provides a clear, objective analysis of all the critical business issues, from reliability and licensing concerns to opportunities and challenges down the road.
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by Karl Fogel - O'Reilly Media, Inc
This book for software developers and managers who are considering starting an open source project. It should also be helpful for people who just want to participate in an open source project but have never done so before.
by Ron Goldman, Richard P. Gabriel - Morgan Kaufmann
This online book is intended for anyone considering using Open Source. It describes what open source is, discusses business reasons for using open source, and describes how an open source project works in a day-to-day manner.
by Amy Brown, Greg Wilson - Lulu.com
In this book, the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development?
by Kenneth Wong, Phet Sayo - Wikibooks
This primer is the first in a series of primers focused on the FOSS movement. It gives an overview of the issues and technologies involved. Although geared more for developing countries, the points discussed are relevant around the world.