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A Descriptive Process Model for Open-Source Softwa
by Kim Johnson (student thesis) Explains the competing open source philosophies and development models, with examples of popular open source projects such as Linux, Apache, KDE and Python.
A Response to Nikolai Bezroukov
Eric Raymond's response to Bezroukov's "Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research"
A Second Look at the Cathedral and Bazaar
Another critical review of Eric Raymond's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar."
Developers using open-source software behind bosse
CNN.com article about the spread of Linux in offices.
Development, Ethical Trading and Free Software
This paper makes the political and ethical case for the adoption of free software by Community Aid Abroad and other members of Oxfam International.
Fast Company: Inspired by Work
Eric Raymond interview explaining open source work.
First Monday: Open Source Intelligence
Scientific illustration and analysis of socio-technical approaches that make up a collaborative phenomenon termed Open Source Intelligence, which goes beyond the collaborative coding of software.
Forbes: Letting go of Lego
"Hackers crack the code of a new chip and post the design secrets on the Web. The chip's maker, instead of suing, holds fire. What gives?"
Free Source as Free Thought: Architecting Free Sta
This paper calls for the support of open standards and non-proprietary software in civil activities, such as public education, taxes, and patent and grant proposals.
Government Policy toward Open Source Software
Monograph by Robert W. Hahn, with contributions by James Bessen, David S. Evans, and Lawrence Lessig. [PDF]
History of the Open Source Initiative (OSI)
A brief rundown from the Open Source advocacy body, the OSI.
Homer's Open Source Odyssey
Elliot McGucken discusses classical computing and provides a brief history of open source.
How Open Source Development Could Change the Way W
A feature story from the Washington Monthly.
In the Beginning was the Command Line
A history of operating systems, by Neal Stephenson, the author of such novels as 'Snow Crash', 'The Diamond Age' and 'Zodiac'.
InformationWeek: Is There An Open-Source Solution?
Despite lack of marketing resources, more businesses are discovering and deploying open-source software in their back offices. Support has improved, capable tools quickly become the standard by which commercial products are measured.
Making it in a Post Windows World
The process transitioning from a Windows to a Linux desktop computer, step by step setup instructions for a dialup account, and VNC.
Musings on open source security models
A good article about how security systems for computers can be better if done the open source way.
Open Source Software and Documents - A Literature
Brief introduction to the Open Source movement, provides a review of books, sites, and topics.
Open-Source Software Development, by Davor Cubrani
Addresses the obstacles which OSS must overcome to move from the specialist community to the mainstream.
Open-Source Software Development, by Kim Johnson
Explains the competing open source philosophies and development models, with examples of popular open source projects such as Linux, Apache, KDE and Python.
OpenSource.org: Open Source Definition
A definition of the Open Source license for software.
OReilly - Working Without Copyleft
Article argues against the necessity of the Free Software movement tenet of copyleft.
Salon ; The Free Software story
Salon's complete coverage of Linux and the Open Source Movement
Salon Magazine's collection of Open Source ar
A series of well-written articles, knowledgeable yet understandable.
The Register - Open Source is good for America - U
Andrew Orlowski discussing a report commissioned by the US military about open source and free software.
The Wall Street Performer Protocol
This paper sketches out a proposal for the creation of a software completion bond market as a practical implementation of the Street Performer Protocol for the funding of open source software.
The World of Open Source
by Michael Tiemann, GNU C++ creator and Cygnus founder.
University of Waikato - Usability and Open-Source
Article exploring open source software usability.
Why 'Free Software' is Better Than &apos
An essay from the Free Software Foundation arguing that the term "free software" is a better choice than the term "open source".
Wikipedia - Open Source
Long article with examples.
ZDNews - A Business Case for Open Source
Article by Michael A. Olson stating that Open source quietly makes a big difference.