The Cathedral & the Bazaar
Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary
By Eric S. Raymond
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2001
Pages: 258

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.

Table of Contents
Product Details
Colophon
Recommended for You
Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
oreillyThe Cathedral & the Bazaar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This book frickin rocks

By Jay

from Undisclosed

Comments about oreilly The Cathedral & the Bazaar:

I love that this literally is an open ended book. For more info on the author check out his homepage as well, lots of great how to's updates etc. Glad O'reilly picked this up or I never would have been exposed to it~

Eric Raymond (http://www.catb.org/~esr/)

Regards, Jay

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Cathedral & the Bazaar (paperback) Review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about oreilly The Cathedral & the Bazaar:

History of hacking, one thing I really appreciate - open source! Thanx, good book, also philosophy... Very readable,

Marc

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Cathedral & the Bazaar (paperback) Review

By George Woolley

from Undisclosed

Comments about oreilly The Cathedral & the Bazaar:

A very good book. If you want to hear the case for Open Source versus the free software movement and versus closed-source commercial software, get this book. Raymond puts forth his case strongly and clearly. The book marks a turning point in the history of Open Source and is worth reading on that basis alone. On the other hand, If you want a book that gives many different Open Source positions, I suggest reading

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/

http://oakland.pm.org/reviews/bazaar.html

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Cathedral & the Bazaar (paperback) Review

By Sherwin T. Ang

from Undisclosed

Comments about oreilly The Cathedral & the Bazaar:

A philosophical and historical view on hacking, free software and open source. A very good read!

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Cathedral & the Bazaar (paperback) Review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about oreilly The Cathedral & the Bazaar:

READ IT!!

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

 
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Free Shipping Guarantee
Buying Options
Immediate Access - Go Digital what's this?
Ebook: $13.99
Formats:  DAISY, ePub, Mobi, PDF
Print & Ebook: $18.65
Print: $16.95