How the Open Source Sneak Attack is Transforming the Technology War.
This book chronicles the evolutions of the Open Source Movement, one of the greatest phenomena in the technology industry, and what it means for businesses today. Every business leader needs to be aware that the Open Source Movement is not just a way to develop software, but a whole new way of thinking.
The book includes:
- Flashbacks to the early efforts, including the free software movement, and rise of the Internet;
- Discussions of insider deal-making in the context of the history of Red Hat Software, Inc and its competitors;
- Examination of different factions surrounding the development of Linux;
- Coverage of the impact of the Open Source Movement on the Windows platform.
This book is the revolutionary business/technology book of the 90s. It provides an insider's view of the Open Source Movement versus the development of proprietary software, and how businesses are being influenced today by this phenomenon. The authors provide in-depth coverage of how Red Hat Linux is affecting the business models of successful companies such as Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, and Intel.
Ideal for business managers and leaders, or IT professionals.