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Open Source Technology and Policy

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ISBN-10: 0521707412

ISBN-13: 9780521707411

Edition: 2007

Authors: Fadi P. Deek, James A. M. McHugh

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The open source movement is a worldwide effort to promote an open style of software development more aligned with the accepted intellectual style of science than the proprietary modes of invention that have been characteristic of modern business. The idea is to keep the scientific advances created by software development openly available for everyone to use, understand, and improve. The very process of open source creation is highly transparent. This book addresses prominent projects in the open source movement, along with its enabling technologies, social characteristics, legal issues, business venues, and public and educational roles.
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Open Source
Preview
Open Source - Internet Applications, Platforms, and Technologies
Open Source Internet Application Projects
The WWW and the Apache Web Server
The Browsers
Fetchmail
The Dual License Business Model
The P's in LAMP
BitTorrent
BIND
The Open Source Platform
Operating Systems
Windowing Systems and Desktops
GIMP
Technologies Underlying Open Source Development
Overview of CVS
CVS Commands
Other Version Control Systems
Open Source Software Development Hosting Facilities and Directories
Social, Psychological, Legal, and Economic Aspects of Open Source
Demographics, Sociology, and Psychology of Open Source Development
Scale of Open Source Development
Demographics and Statistical Profile of Participants
Motivation of Participants
Group Size and Communication
Social Psychology and Open Source
Cognitive Psychology and Open Source
Group Problem Solving and Productivity
Process Gains and Losses in Groups
The Collaborative Medium
Legal Issues in Open Source
Copyrights
Patents
Contracts and Licenses
Proprietary Licenses and Trade Secrets
OSI - The Open Source Initiative
The GPL and Related Issues
The Economics of Open Source
Standard Economic Effects
Open Source Business Models
Open Source and Commoditization
Economic Motivations for Participation
Free Software: The Movement, the Public Sector, and the Future
The GNU Project
The GNU Project
The Free Software Foundation
Open Source in the Public Sector
Open Source in Government and Globally
Open Source in Education
The Future of the Open Source Movement
Glossary
Subject Index
Author Index