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Monochrom: Some Code To Die For - On the Birth of the Free Software Movement in 1887. The author compares new code to the constructed language Esperanto. In the Beginning was the Command Line - A history of operating systems, by Neal Stephenson, the author of such novels as 'Snow Crash', 'The Diamond Age' and 'Zodiac'. Why 'Free Software' is Better Than 'Open Source' - An essay from the Free Software Foundation arguing that the term "free software" is a better choice than the term "open source". Making it in a Post Windows World - The process transitioning from a Windows to a Linux desktop computer, step by step setup instructions for a dialup account, and VNC. Open Source Software and Documents - A Literature and Resource Review - Brief introduction to the Open Source movement, provides a review of books, sites, and topics. Open-Source Software Development, by Kim Johnson - Explains the competing open source philosophies and development models, with examples of popular open source projects such as Linux, Apache, KDE and Python. Wikipedia - Open Source - Long article with examples. Collaborative Source Software - This article presents an approach to combine the best of the Open Source and proprietary software development worlds. Open Source Definition - A definition of the Open Source license for software. The Register: Open Source is Good for America - US Military Advised - Andrew Orlowski discusses a report commissioned by the US military about open source and free software. A Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects - The Software Freedom Law Center's introduction to the legal issues surrounding the use of FOSS. Forbes: Letting go of Lego - "Hackers crack the code of a new chip and post the design secrets on the Web. The chip's maker, instead of suing, holds fire. What gives?" A Response to Nikolai Bezroukov - Eric Raymond's response to Bezroukov's "Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research" Development, Ethical Trading and Free Software - This paper makes the political and ethical case for the adoption of free software by Community Aid Abroad and other members of Oxfam International. Free Source as Free Thought: Architecting Free Standards - This paper calls for the support of open standards and non-proprietary software in civil activities, such as public education, taxes, and patent and grant proposals. A Second Look at the Cathedral and Bazaar - Another critical review of Eric Raymond's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." First Monday: Open Source Intelligence - Scientific illustration and analysis of socio-technical approaches that make up a collaborative phenomenon termed Open Source Intelligence, which goes beyond the collaborative coding of software. The Wall Street Performer Protocol - This paper sketches out a proposal for the creation of a software completion bond market as a practical implementation of the Street Performer Protocol for the funding of open source software. OReilly - Working Without Copyleft - Article argues against the necessity of the Free Software movement tenet of copyleft.
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