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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent summary of a number of open source events, December 16, 2008
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No book can completely document all of the open source computer activities that have happened over that past decades. Other books go deeply into the philosophy of open source activities. This book provides relatively short summaries of many open source projects and threads them together in a relatively logical chain or network. The book is a good place to start if you are just learning about open source or weren't paying attention while the big open source change came upon us and now want to review.
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Initial post: Jun 7, 2009 5:19:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2009 5:26:09 PM PDT
I am curious as to the "other books [that] go deeply into the philosophy of open source activities" that you mentioned. Would you mind listing some of these good books on the development of the philosophy of open source?

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2011 10:06:41 PM PDT
O.K., so this reply (not from the reviewer) is about two years too late, but it may still be of use to more recent visitors. I suggest you start at the beginning: get Eric Raymond's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." In it you will not only get a valuable synopsis of open source philosophy, but also enough names and other references to lead you on. NOTE: I believe Raymond's book is available for free download on the net; do a Google Search (sorry, Amazon).
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