The Software Freedom Law Center's introduction to the legal issues surrounding the use of FOSS.
Eric Raymond's response to Bezroukov's "Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research"
Another critical review of Eric Raymond's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar."
This article presents an approach to combine the best of the Open Source and proprietary software development worlds.
This paper makes the political and ethical case for the adoption of free software by Community Aid Abroad and other members of Oxfam International.
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.
"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?"
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 history of operating systems, by Neal Stephenson, the author of such novels as 'Snow Crash', 'The Diamond Age' and 'Zodiac'.
The process transitioning from a Windows to a Linux desktop computer, step by step setup instructions for a dialup account, and VNC.
On the Birth of the Free Software Movement in 1887. The author compares new code to the constructed language Esperanto.
Brief introduction to the Open Source movement, provides a review of books, sites, and topics.
Explains the competing open source philosophies and development models, with examples of popular open source projects such as Linux, Apache, KDE and Python.
A definition of the Open Source license for software.
Article argues against the necessity of the Free Software movement tenet of copyleft.
Andrew Orlowski discusses a report commissioned by the US military about open source and free software.
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.
An essay from the Free Software Foundation arguing that the term "free software" is a better choice than the term "open source".
Long article with examples.
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