Open Sources 2.0

Open Sources 2.0

Free book from O’Reilly Commons. Open Sources 2.0 is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays from today’s technology leaders that continues painting the evolutionary picture that developed in the 1999 book Open Sources: Voices from the Revolution .


These essays explore open source’s impact on the software industry and reveal how open source concepts are infiltrating other areas of commerce and society. The essays appeal to a broad audience: the software developer will find thoughtful reflections on practices and methodology from leading open source developers like Jeremy Allison and Ben Laurie, while the business executive will find analyses of business strategies from the likes of Sleepycat co-founder and CEO Michael Olson and Open Source Business Conference founder Matt Asay.

Table of Contents

  • The Mozilla Project: Past and Future
  • Open Source and Proprietary Software Development
  • A Tale of Two Standards
  • Open Source and Security
  • Dual Licensing
  • Open Source and the Commoditization of Software
  • Open Source and the Commodity Urge: Disruptive Models for a Disruptive Development Process
  • Under the Hood: Open Source and Open Standards Business Models in Context
  • Open Source and the Small Entrepreneur
  • Why Open Source Needs Copyright Politics
  • Libre Software in Europe
  • OSS in India
  • When China Dances with OSS
  • How Much Freedom Do You Want?
  • Making a New World
  • The Open Source Paradigm Shift
  • Extending Open Source Principles Beyond Software Development
  • Open Source Biology
  • Everything Is Known
  • The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir
  • Open Beyond Software
  • Patterns of Governance in Open Source
  • Communicating Many to Many

Book Details

Author(s): Danese Cooper, Chris DiBona and Mark Stone.
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 496
Link: Read online.

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