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 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 Lawrence Rosen - Prentice Hall
A plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, reviews today's leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices.
by Peter Wayner - Diane Pub Co
The book explores the history of open-source programming, its emerging threat to Microsoft, and its struggle to retain its ideals in the face of big money. Wayner outlines the arguments for leaving software source code open and free for anyone.
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.