Freely available source code, with contributions from thousands of programmers around the world: this is the spirit of the software revolution known as Open Source. In this text, leaders of Open Source come together to discuss the new vision of the software industry they have created, through essays that explain how the movement works, why it succeeds, and where it is going.
Acknowledgments. Introduction - Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman, and Mark Stone. A Brief History of Hackerdom - Eric S. Raymond. Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix: From AT&T-Owned to Freely Redistributable - Marshall Kirk McKusick. The Internet Engineering Task Force - Scott Bradner. The GNU Operating System and the Free Software Movement - Richard Stallman. Future of Cygnus Solutions: An Entrepreneur's Account - Michael Tiemann. Software Engineering - Paul Vixie. The Linux Edge - Linus Torvalds. Giving It Away: How Red Hat Software Stumbled Across a New Economic Model and Helped Improve an Industry - Robert Young. Diligence, Patience, and Humility - Larry Wall. Open Source as a Business Strategy - Brian Behlendorf. The Open Source Definition - Bruce Perens. Hardware, Software, and Infoware - Tim O'Reilly. Freeing the Source: The Story of Mozilla - Jim Hamerly and Tom Paquin with Susan Walton. The Revenge of the Hackers - Eric S. Raymond. Appendix A: The Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate. Appendix B: The Open Source Definition, Version 1.0.