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Author Deek, Fadi P.

Title Open source : technology and policy / Fadi P. Deek, James A.M. McHugh.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


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 Axe Books 24x7 IT E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 369 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Open source internet application projects -- The open source platform -- Technologies underlying open source development -- Demographics, sociology, and psychology of open source development -- Legal issues in open source -- The economics of open source -- The GNU project -- Open source in the public sector -- The future of the open source movement.
Summary "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."--Jacket.
Subject Open source software.
REFERENCE -- General.
Open source software. (OCoLC)fst01046097
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author McHugh, James A., 1944-
Other Form: Print version: Deek, Fadi P. Open source. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521881036 052188103X (DLC) 2007019230 (OCoLC)124165770
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9780511366536 (electronic bk.)
0511366531 (electronic bk.)
9780521881036 (hardback)
052188103X (hardback)
9780521707411 (pbk.)
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