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AMDPwred 06-19-2004 12:07 AM

Linux/GNU/open source books
 
I'd like to find a book on the history of linux/gnu/open source of any combo of those. Can anyone make suggestions? Maybe even DVDs???

ellyaht 06-19-2004 05:16 AM

AMDPwred,

Rebel Code by Glyn Moody is a book that I would recommend.
ISBN 0-14-029804-5 (if that helps to find it)

The history of gnu,linux and various open source projects are outlined, a lot of the original and current personalities are also introduced. I found it to be a very good read.

jamuz 06-19-2004 09:15 AM

http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/
especially Chapter 2.

bigrigdriver 06-19-2004 07:53 PM

Google is you friend. Use to often to find anything you want, in the line of information. For example: connect to google, and inter the search phrase 'history "open source"'. I got 58,400 returns. Then, it's just of matter on point, click, read.

LinuxLala 06-20-2004 06:45 AM

http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...hp?product=121

http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...php?product=87

http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...php?product=85

Besides this, you can do the google search. Also if you are really interested I recommend two movies.
1. Pirates of the Silicon Valley. Which is a movie on how Microsoft came up.
2. RevolutionOS. A movie on Linux with quotes from people like Linux Torvalds, Bruce Perens, RMS, ESR and several others.

You can even download RevolutionOS from
ftp://156.17.238.97/pub/filmy/dlugie/
Listed here are two movies, one of them is revolutionOS. The other too is on linux.

It's around 650Megs and I don't know if this is a pirated copy.


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