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Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
1st Edition January 1999
While this is an old book (not outdated though), it would still prove
a good read for those who wanted to know more about free and open
source software ideals and concepts.
You can read the online book at
Alternatively, since the publisher has licensed the book under a
licence rather similar to GNU Free Documentation Licence, we have
extracted the text, chopped off all the *unnecessary* stuff (er,
O'Reilly marketing stuff essentially) and output to a PDF file
(536KB). For your offline reading pleasure, you can download the PDF
Happy reading and hacking*.
*hacking - the local media and other publicity chaps have recently
abused the term "hacker" (the DBS internet-banking cracking case). The
actual term that they should use is "cracker". Hackers are those who
like to fiddle with computer systems and source code while crackers
are typically evil guys who break into networks (without permission of
course) and perform all sorts of malicious acts like bringing down
your boxes or deleting away all your valuable files.