Open Source Book

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Contents

Introduction

What is Open Source?

What is Open Source

Problems with a Closed World

Problems with a Closed World

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

  • FUD

A Short History of Open Source

Short History of Open Source

How Does Open Source Work?

Development of an Open Source Project

Development of an Open Source Project

Ideas and Marketplaces

Ideas and Marketplaces

Projects and Products

Projects and Products

Communities

Communities

Business Models and Licenses

Business Models and Licenses

Selling and Supporting Open Source

Selling and Supporting Open Source

Brand Development and Marketing

Brand Development and Marketing

Ecosystem and Market Dynamics

Ecosystem and Market Dynamics

Open Source in the Real World

Adoption Patterns of Open Source

Adoption Patterns of Open Source

Using Open Source in IT Projects

Using Open Source in IT Projects

Open Source, System Integrators, VARs and OEMs

Open Source, System Integrators, VARs and OEMs

Mitigating Risk with Open Source

Mitigating Risk with Open Source

Open Source Competition

Open Source Competition

Microsoft vs. Free Software

Microsoft vs. Free Software

Open Source Applied to Other Industries

Roots and Principles of Open Source

  • Transparency
  • Participation
  • User contribution
  • Recognition
  • Community


Roots of Open Source

  • Universities and Guilds
  • Rousseau and the Social Contract
  • The Enlightenment
  • Of the People, By the People, For the People
  • The Reformation, Protestantism and the spread of Capitalism
  • Open Commons and the Enclosure Laws
  • Rationality
  • Communism and Socialism
  • Counter-Enlightenment
  • Liberalism and Labor

Web 2.0

Media, Music, Film and Game Industries

Open Source in Services

  • Legal
  • Discovery
  • Mining and Prospecting
  • Real Estate

Open Source Manufacturing

  • Cars in China
  • PCs - wepc.com

Open Source Education

  • Wikipedia
  • Moodle
  • iTunes University

Open Source Banking

  • Transparency
  • Mutual Lending

Open Source Government

  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • Millennial Project
Personal tools
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