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MIT Press Book On Open Source Now Free 51

Posted by kdawson
from the as-in-beer dept.
eaglemoon writes "MIT Press has released its book Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software as a free PDF download. The book is a collection of research essays covering topics such as open source motivation, economics, business models, software development process and tools, law, and community. Sort of like 'Open Sources' from academics. David Parnas, Larry Lessig, Eric von Hippel, and Clay Shirky are among the contributors."
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MIT Press Book On Open Source Now Free

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  • Free? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by omeomi (675045) on Tuesday March 20, 2007 @01:36PM (#18417483) Homepage
    So, is anybody going to argue that it's not "free" because you can't edit and redistribute it yourself?
  • Suggestion (Score:3, Interesting)

    by truthsearch (249536) on Tuesday March 20, 2007 @01:45PM (#18417659) Homepage Journal
    I haven't checked it out yet, but this sounds like the sort of thing that should handed around to managers at Windows-only shops. I spent 10 years in development teams that only worked on Windows (and Microsoft development tools) and management had no comprehension of what open source was really about. They ignored it because they didn't understand it. I wish I had something like this back then.

Byte your tongue.