Open Source Book

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Open Source Book


Table of 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

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