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The Cathedral the Bazaar

The Cathedral   the Bazaar Author Eric S. Raymond
ISBN-10 059655396X
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 258
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Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their infrastructure and another 6 percent will install it in the next two years. This revolutionary model for collaborative software development is being embraced and studied by many of the biggest players in the high-tech industry, from Sun Microsystems to IBM to Intel.The Cathedral & the Bazaar is a must for anyone who cares about the future of the computer industry or the dynamics of the information economy. Already, billions of dollars have been made and lost based on the ideas in this book. Its conclusions will be studied, debated, and implemented for years to come. According to Bob Young, "This is Eric Raymond's great contribution to the success of the open source revolution, to the adoption of Linux-based operating systems, and to the success of open source users and the companies that supply them."The interest in open source software development has grown enormously in the past year. This revised and expanded paperback edition includes new material on open source developments in 1999 and 2000. Raymond's clear and effective writing style accurately describing the benefits of open source software has been key to its success. With major vendors creating acceptance for open source within companies, independent vendors will become the open source story in 2001.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

The Cathedral and the Bazaar Author Eric S. Raymond
ISBN-10 0735709408
Release 2001
Pages 241
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The Cathedral and the Bazaar has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Cathedral and the Bazaar also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Cathedral and the Bazaar book for free.

The Cathedral the Bazaar

The Cathedral   the Bazaar Author Eric Raymond
ISBN-10 9780596001087
Release 2001-02-08
Pages 241
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Argues that the development of Linux by thousands of programmers, in a coordinated effort without centralized management signals unprecedented power shifts in the computer industry.

Free Revealing

Free Revealing Author Oliver Alexy
ISBN-10 9783834980687
Release 2009-02-25
Pages 214
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Using the example of corporate OSS engagement, Oliver Alexy shows how free revealing can be carried out both effectively and efficiently by companies. He evaluates potential advantages and disadvantages and looks at related organizational processes to understand how this practice diffuses within the corporation and how firms can use it successfully.

Who Owns Culture

Who Owns Culture Author Susan Scafidi
ISBN-10 0813536065
Release 2005
Pages 203
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Americans are cultural copycats. White suburban youths perform rap music, New York fashion designers ransack the world's closets for inspiration, and Euro-American authors adopt the voice of a geisha or shaman. The ownership of these art forms, however, remains contested. Do they belong to the community that originally generated them, or to the culture that has absorbed them? While claims of authenticity or quality may prompt some consumers to seek cultural products at their source, the communities of origin are generally unable to exclude copyists through legal action. Like other works of unincorporated group authorship, cultural products lack protection under our system of intellectual property law. But is this legal vacuum an injustice, the lifeblood of American culture, a historical oversight, a result of administrative incapacity, or all of the above? Who Owns Culture? offers the first comprehensive analysis of cultural authorship and appropriation within American law. From indigenous art to Linux, Susan Scafidi takes the reader on a tour of the no-man's-land between law and culture, pausing to ask: What prompts us to offer legal protection to works of literature, but not folklore? What does it mean for a creation to belong to a community, especially a diffuse or fractured one? Can we strike a balance between affiliative ownership and a creative commons? And is our national culture the product of Yankee ingenuity or cultural kleptomania? Providing new insights to communal authorship, cultural appropriation, intellectual property law, and the formation of American culture, this innovative and accessible guide greatly enriches future legal understanding of cultural production.

The Software License Unveiled

The Software License Unveiled Author Douglas E. Phillips
ISBN-10 9780199711970
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 232
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Millions of computer users regularly bind themselves to software license terms with the click of a mouse, usually without reading anything but the word "agree." Licenses for software as diverse as Microsoft Windows and Linux, and terms of use for websites such as Facebook, are all subject not only to intellectual property and commercial law, but also to the private law of the license, which comes in many forms, each with its advocates. Microsoft, for example, maintains that its proprietary model gives users the rights they need while creating the incentives that have made the United States the global software leader, while Richard Stallman - creator of the GNU General Public License and author of a number of free software programs - asserts that proprietary licensing enables software companies to "hoard" software they should be sharing. In The Software License Unveiled, Douglas Phillips looks at both of these extremes and questions how these proliferating but largely unread license terms affect access to software, one of the economy's most valuable resources. While highlighting the obvious divergences, he makes the more illuminating case that most current models - spanning the spectrum from proprietary to free - have one key feature in common: to an increasing extent, each license model extends, modifies, or displaces public law that would otherwise apply. Unlike books that advocate one form of licensing or another, this one reframes the debate to propose that going forward a key challenge for lawyers, scholars, policymakers, and the public is to consider whether "legislation by license" should be the means for controlling software access.

Open Source Software Quality Verification

Open Source Software  Quality Verification Author Etiel Petrinja
ISBN-10 9783642389283
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 277
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2013, held in Koper-Capodistria, Slovenia, in June 2013. The 18 revised full papers and 3 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on innovation and sustainability; practices and methods; FOSS technologies; security and open standards; and business models and licensing.

Access to Knowledge

Access to Knowledge Author Jeremy Malcolm
ISBN-10 9780956611741
Release 2010
Pages 144
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"Access to Knowledge (A2K) is the umbrella term for a movement that aims to create more equitable public access to the products of human culture and learning. The ultimate objective of the movement is to create a world in which educational and cultural works are accessible to all, and in which consumers and creators alike participate in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and creativity ... the issues involved in the A2K movement can be daunting. These issues, including copyright and patent law reform, open content licensing, and communication rights, often involve legal and technological concepts that even specialists find difficult "--Back cover

The Designer s Atlas of Sustainability

The Designer s Atlas of Sustainability Author Ann Thorpe
ISBN-10 1610910605
Release 2012-08-09
Pages 240
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Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable developmin our public and private lives is the theme presthroughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "developmthat cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."

The Knockoff Economy

The Knockoff Economy Author Kal Raustiala
ISBN-10 9780199911769
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 280
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From the shopping mall to the corner bistro, knockoffs are everywhere in today's marketplace. Conventional wisdom holds that copying kills creativity, and that laws that protect against copies are essential to innovation--and economic success. But are copyrights and patents always necessary? In The Knockoff Economy, Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman provocatively argue that creativity can not only survive in the face of copying, but can thrive. The Knockoff Economy approaches the question of incentives and innovation in a wholly new way--by exploring creative fields where copying is generally legal, such as fashion, food, and even professional football. By uncovering these important but rarely studied industries, Raustiala and Sprigman reveal a nuanced and fascinating relationship between imitation and innovation. In some creative fields, copying is kept in check through informal industry norms enforced by private sanctions. In others, the freedom to copy actually promotes creativity. High fashion gave rise to the very term "knockoff," yet the freedom to imitate great designs only makes the fashion cycle run faster--and forces the fashion industry to be even more creative. Raustiala and Sprigman carry their analysis from food to font design to football plays to finance, examining how and why each of these vibrant industries remains innovative even when imitation is common. There is an important thread that ties all these instances together--successful creative industries can evolve to the point where they become inoculated against--and even profit from--a world of free and easy copying. And there are important lessons here for copyright-focused industries, like music and film, that have struggled as digital technologies have made copying increasingly widespread and difficult to stop. Raustiala and Sprigman's arguments have been making headlines in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, Le Monde, and at the Freakonomics blog, where they are regular contributors. By looking where few had looked before--at markets that fall outside normal IP law--The Knockoff Economy opens up fascinating creative worlds. And it demonstrates that not only is a great deal of innovation possible without intellectual property, but that intellectual property's absence is sometimes better for innovation.

Understanding Community Media

Understanding Community Media Author Kevin Howley
ISBN-10 9781483342856
Release 2009-09-11
Pages 424
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A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

Towards Recognition of Minority Groups

Towards Recognition of Minority Groups Author Professor Marek Zirk-Sadowski
ISBN-10 9781472444905
Release 2014-12-28
Pages 294
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This book analyses debates concerning the nature, justification and legal protection of human rights with reference to the issues surrounding social milieu as a source of any legitimized law. With contributions from a global network of scientists across several continents, the work examines the understanding of the normative framework, expressed in terms of human rights that guarantee autonomous action in public and private and goes beyond the legal analysis to discuss communication strategies in human rights.

LPI Linux Essentials Certification All in One Exam Guide

LPI Linux Essentials Certification All in One Exam Guide Author Robb Tracy
ISBN-10 9780071811002
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 656
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Complete coverage of the newest exam release from the Linux Professional Institute, and the first step toward LPIC-1 and CompTIA Linux+ Linux Essentials All-in-One Exam Guide covers this "first-of-its-kind" program intended for the academic sector, aspiring IT professionals, and anyone new to the world of Linux and open source technology. This comprehensive, classroom-based reference offers 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the Linux Essentials exam. The book includes expert discussion sidebars to convey in-depth information. Tip, Caution, and Note icons highlight key topics; end-of-chapter quizzes test retention and exam readiness; and Exam Tips guide you through tough technical topics that may be tricky come exam day. The All-in-One also includes hands-on examples and exercises that reinforce practical learning for real-world applicability. Electronic content includes a practice exam (Windows based).

Open Source Software for Libraries

Open Source Software for Libraries Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822031870082
Release 2002
Pages 72
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Open Source Software for Libraries has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Open Source Software for Libraries also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Open Source Software for Libraries book for free.

Open source systems

Open source systems Author Ernesto Damiani
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064736757
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 351
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Early research studies on open source software development often betrayed a mild surprise that loosely coordinated networks of volunteers could manage the design and implementation of highly comple software products. In the past few years, a wider research community has become increasingly aware of the tremendous contribution that open source development is making to the software industry, business and society in general. Software engineering researchers are exploring OSS specifically with respect to development tools and methodologies, while organizational scientists and economists are keen on understanding how open sources have brought large communities of people to help each other effectively. This book is an important step in the direction of a fuller understanding of the OSS phenomenon. It collects the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Open Software held in Como, Italy, from June 8th to June 10th, 2006. OSS 2006 was the foundation conference of the IFIP TC 2 WG 2.13 on Open Source Software, and attracted many researchers from all over the world interested in how OSS is produced, in its huge innovation potential in many different application fields and in OSS innovative business models. The 20 full papers of this volume were selected via a rigourous refereeing process among more than 100 submissions; 12 additional submissions, in view of their interest, were selected for publication in a more concise form.

The Internet

The Internet Author Hilary W. Poole
ISBN-10 1851096590
Release 2005
Pages 282
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Illuminating the reality of worldwide access to information, this expanded three-volume set is a one-stop resource for Internet history, biographies of key figures, and analysis of how the Internet operates.

Journal on telecommunications high technology law

Journal on telecommunications   high technology law Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5089216
Release 2002
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Journal on telecommunications high technology law has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal on telecommunications high technology law also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal on telecommunications high technology law book for free.