Free and Open Source Software: A General Introduction
by Kenneth Wong, Phet Sayo
Publisher: Wikibooks 2004
Number of pages: 60
This primer is the first in a series of primers focused on the FOSS movement. Intended for policy and decision makers in general, the primer gives an overview of the issues and technologies involved. Although geared more for developing countries, the points discussed and the resources contained in this primer are relevant to a broad range of individuals around the world.
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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 Andrew M. St. Laurent - O'Reilly Media, Inc.
The book helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuses on annotated licenses, offering an in-depth explanation of how they compare and interoperate, and how license choices affect project possibilities.
by Lydia Pintscher, et al. - open-advice.org
The authors give insights into the many different talents it takes to make a successful software project, coding of course but also design, translation, marketing and other skills. We are here to give you a head start if you are new.
by Rachna Kapur, at al. - IBM Corporation
This books gets you started into the fascinating world of open source software development. Using the exercises and case studies provided, you will get good hands-on experience to contribute to and start open source projects.