Internet Resources on Open Source Software
Joel’s research interests includes the use of open source
software by information technology producers. This page contains some of his
avorite resources. See also his own work:
Learning About Open Source
For newcomers to open source, the single best resource is the JTS Moore documentary, Revolution OS, available on DVD. The astute observer gets insights into personalities and motivations not available from the printed page. Here are some other recommended sources.
I have 14 books on open source in my bookcase, paid for with my own money. These are the ones I’d recommend:
- Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman and Mark Stone, eds., Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution, Sebastopol, Calif.: O’Reilly, 1999.
- Lawrence Rosen, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 2005.
- Mikko Välimäki , The Rise of Open Source Licensing: A Challenge to the Use of Intellectual Property in the Software Industry, Helsinki: Turre Publishing, 2005.
- Glyn Moody, Rebel Code: the inside story of Linux and the open source revolution, Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Pub., 2001.
Last Updated July 7, 2010