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Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution


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The open source saga has many fascinating chapters. It is partly the story of Linus Torvalds, the master hacker who would become chief architect of the Linux operating system. It is also the story of thousands of devoted programmers around the world who spontaneously worked in tandem to complete the race to shape Linux into the ultimate killer app. Rebel Code traces the remarkable roots of this unplanned revolution. It echoes the twists and turns of Linux's improbable development, as it grew through an almost biological process of accretion and finally took its place at the heart of a jigsaw puzzle that would become the centerpiece of open source. With unprecedented access to the principal players, Moody has written a powerful tale of individual innovation versus big business. Rebel Code provides a from-the-trenches perspective and looks ahead to how open source is challenging long-held conceptions of technology, commerce, and culture.


A high-velocity chronicle of the open source movement-and its impact on computing, business, and culture

About the Author

Glyn Moody is a London-based writer who has been covering Linux almost since its inception. He has published major features on it in Wired, New Scientist, and Salon, and has written for The Economist and the Financial Times.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Thecoolest year
  2. 2. Thenew GNU thing
  3. 3. Aminor rebellion
  4. 4.Factor X
  5. 5.Patching up
  6. 6.Root then boot
  7. 7.Linus 2.0
  8. 8.Learning from Berkeley
  9. 9. Theart of code
  10. 10.Low-down in the valley
  11. 11.Free the lizard
  12. 12. Afoothold
  13. 13.Alliances and IPOs
  14. 14.Open for business
  15. 15.Trolls versus gnomes
  16. 16.Lies, damned lies, and benchmarks
  17. 17.Tomorrow's hothouse
  18. 18.Beyond the market.

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Moody, Glyn
Moody, Glyn
Basic Books (AZ)
Cambridge, Mass.
Operating Systems - General
Operating systems
Open source software
General Business & Economics
Business - General
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