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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Acknowledgments

  2. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Prologue

    2. What Is Free Software and How Does It Relate to Open Source?

    3. What Is Open Source Software?

    4. The Dark Side of the Force

    5. Use the Source, Luke

    6. Innovation Through the Scientific Method

    7. Perils to Open Source

    8. Motivating the Open Source Hacker

    9. The Venture and Investment Future of Linux

    10. Science and the New Renaissance

  3. Chapter 2 A Brief History of Hackerdom

    1. Prologue: The Real Programmers

    2. The Early Hackers

    3. The Rise of Unix

    4. The End of Elder Days

    5. The Proprietary Unix Era

    6. The Early Free Unixes

    7. The Great Web Explosion

  4. Chapter 3 Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix: From AT&T-Owned to Freely Redistributable

    1. Early History

    2. Early Distributions

    3. VAX Unix

    4. DARPA Support

    5. 4.2BSD

    6. 4.3BSD

    7. Networking, Release 1

    8. 4.3BSD-Reno

    9. Networking, Release 2

    10. The Lawsuit

    11. 4.4BSD

    12. 4.4BSD-Lite, Release 2

  5. Chapter 4 The Internet Engineering Task Force

    1. The History of the IETF

    2. IETF Structure and Features

    3. IETF Working Groups

    4. IETF Documents

    5. The IETF Process

    6. Open Standards, Open Documents, and Open Source

  6. Chapter 5 The GNU Operating System and the Free Software Movement

    1. The First Software-Sharing Community

    2. The Collapse of the Community

    3. A Stark Moral Choice

    4. Free as in Freedom

    5. GNU Software and the GNU System

    6. Commencing the Project

    7. The First Steps

    8. GNU Emacs

    9. Is a Program Free for Every User?

    10. Copyleft and the GNU GPL

    11. The Free Software Foundation

    12. Free Software Support

    13. Technical Goals

    14. Donated Computers

    15. The GNU Task List

    16. The GNU Library GPL

    17. Scratching an Itch?

    18. Unexpected Developments

    19. The GNU HURD

    20. Alix

    21. Linux and GNU/Linux

    22. Challenges in Our Future

    23. "Open Source"

    24. Try!

  7. Chapter 6 Future of Cygnus Solutions: An Entrepreneur's Account

    1. Cygnus in the Early Years

    2. GNUPro

    3. Challenges

    4. Getting Funded Beyond Open Source—eCos

    5. Reflections and Vision of the Future

  8. Chapter 7 Software Engineering

    1. The Software Engineering Process

    2. Testing Details

    3. Open Source Software Engineering

    4. Conclusions

  9. Chapter 8 The Linux Edge

    1. Amiga and the Motorola Port

    2. Microkernels

    3. From Alpha to Portability

    4. Kernel Space and User Space

    5. GCC

    6. Kernel Modules

    7. Portability Today

    8. The Future of Linux

  10. Chapter 9 Giving It Away: How Red Hat Software Stumbled Across a New Economic Model and Helped Improve an Industry

    1. Where Did Red Hat Come From?

    2. How Do You Make Money in Free Software?

    3. We Are in the Commodity Product Business

    4. The Strategic Appeal of This Model to the Corporate Computing Industry

    5. Licensing, Open Source, or Free Software

    6. The Economic Engine Behind Development of Open Source Software

    7. Unique Benefits

    8. The Great Unix Flaw

    9. It's Your Choice

  11. Chapter 10 Diligence, Patience, and Humility

  12. Chapter 11 Open Source as a Business Strategy

    1. It's All About Platforms

    2. Analyzing Your Goals for an Open-Source Project

    3. Evaluating the Market Need for Your Project

    4. Open Source's Position in the Spectrum of Software

    5. Nature Abhors a Vacuum

    6. Donate, or Go It Alone?

    7. Bootstrapping

    8. What License to Use?

    9. Tools for Launching Open Source Projects

  13. Chapter 12 The Open Source Definition

    1. History

    2. KDE, Qt, and Troll Tech

    3. Analysis of the Open Source Definition

    4. Analysis of Licenses and Their Open Source Compliance

    5. Choosing a License

    6. The Future

  14. Chapter 13 Hardware, Software, and Infoware

  15. Chapter 14 Freeing the Source: The Story of Mozilla

    1. Making It Happen

    2. Creating the License

    3. Mozilla.org

    4. Behind the Curtain

    5. April Fool's Day, 1998

  16. Chapter 15 The Revenge of the Hackers

    1. Beyond Brooks's Law

    2. Memes and Mythmaking

    3. The Road to Mountain View

    4. The Origins of "Open Source"

    5. The Accidental Revolutionary

    6. Phases of the Campaign

    7. The Facts on the Ground

    8. Into the Future

  1. Appendix A The Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate

  2. Appendix B The Open Source Definition, Version 1.0

    1. GNU General Public License

  3. Appendix C Contributors