Open Source: Technology and Policy.

Deek, Fadi P. (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA) and McHugh, Jame

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From the Internet's infrastructure to operating systems like GNU/Linux, the open source movement comprises some of the greatest accomplishments in computing over the past quarter century. Its story embraces technological advances, unprecedented global collaboration, and remarkable tools for facilitating distributed development. The evolution of the Internet enabled an enormous expansion of open development, allowing developers to exchange information and ideas without regard to constraints of space, time, or national boundary. The movement has had widespread impact on education and government, as well as historic cultural and commercial repercussions. Part I discusses key open source applications, platforms, and technologies used in open development. Part II explores social issues ranging from demographics and psychology to legal and economic matters. Part III discusses the Free Software Foundation, open source in the public sector (government and education), and future prospects.

Book Details

Author Deek, Fadi P. (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA) and McHugh, Jame
Format PB
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages 382
Illustrations black & white illustrations
Publish Date 5/11/2007
Catalogue Cam42
Catalogue book number 8