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AMDPwred 06-18-2004 11:07 PM

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 04:16 AM


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 08:15 AM
especially Chapter 2.

bigrigdriver 06-19-2004 06:53 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 05:45 AM

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
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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