Open Sources 2.0
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.
From China, Europe, India, and Brazil we get essays that describe the developing world's efforts to join the technology forefront and use open source to take control of its high tech destiny. For anyone with a strong interest in technology trends, these essays are a must-read.
The enduring significance of open source goes well beyond high technology, however. At the heart of the new paradigm is network-enabled distributed collaboration: the growing impact of this model on all forms of online collaboration is fundamentally challenging our modern notion of community.
What does the future hold? Veteran open source commentators Tim O'Reilly and Doc Searls offer their perspectives, as do leading open source scholars Steven Weber and Sonali Shah. Andrew Hessel traces the migration of open source ideas from computer technology to biotechnology, and Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger and Slashdot co-founder Jeff Bates provide frontline views of functioning, flourishing online collaborative communities.
The power of collaboration, enabled by the internet and open source software, is changing the world in ways we can only begin to imagine.Open Sources 2.0 further develops the evolutionary picture that emerged in the original Open Sources and expounds on the transformative open source philosophy.
- Foreword: Source Is Everything
- List of Contributors
- Part I: Open Source: Competition and Evolution
- Chapter 1: The Mozilla Project: Past and Future
- Chapter 2: Open Source and Proprietary Software Development
- Chapter 3: A Tale of Two Standards
- Chapter 4: Open Source and Security
- Chapter 5: Dual Licensing
- Chapter 6: Open Source and the Commoditization of Software
- Chapter 7: Open Source and the Commodity Urge: Disruptive Models for a Disruptive Development Process
- Chapter 8: Under the Hood: Open Source and Open Standards Business Models in Context
- Chapter 9: Open Source and the Small Entrepreneur
- Chapter 10: Why Open Source Needs Copyright Politics
- Chapter 11: Libre Software in Europe
- Chapter 12: OSS in India
- Chapter 13: When China Dances with OSS
- Chapter 14: How Much Freedom Do You Want?
- Part II: Beyond Open Source: Collaboration and Community
- Chapter 15: Making a New World
- Chapter 16: The Open Source Paradigm Shift
- Chapter 17: Extending Open Source Principles Beyond Software Development
- Chapter 18: Open Source Biology
- Chapter 19: Everything Is Known
- Chapter 20: The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir
- Chapter 21: Open Beyond Software
- Chapter 22: Patterns of Governance in Open Source
- Chapter 23: Communicating Many to Many
- Part III: Appendixes
Danese Cooper; Chris DiBona; Mark Stone
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