In this book the authors present lessons learned from their own experiences with open source, as well as those from other well-known projects such as Linux, Apache, and Mozilla.
This book is intended for anyone considering using Open Source. It describes what open source is, discusses business reasons for using open source, and describes how an open source project works in a day-to-day manner. It will help you decide on whether open source is right for your project, and, if so, what steps you should take to proceed and some mistakes you should avoid.
- Winner of 2006 Jolt Productivity Award for General Books
- Describes how open source development works and offers persuasive reasons for using it to help achieve business goals.
- Shows how to use open source in day-to-day work, discusses the various licenses in use, and describes what makes for a successful project.
- Written in an engaging style for executives, managers, and engineers that addresses the human and business issues involved in open source development as well as its history, philosophy, and future.
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