Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Open Source

Yesterday on slashdot (http://slashdot.org) A review of Eric Raymond's new book, "The Art of Unix Programming" was posted. As some of you may remember from my CS540 class (Introduction to Quantitative Software Engineering) Eric has chronicled the Open Source movement through such gems as, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar, " "Homesteading the Noosphere," and "The Magic Caldron." The best part is that, in true open source fashion, he is offering it on the web for free! Browse the book at http://catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/. If you enjoy it and have the cash, buy it. We need to keep Eric going.

Also the Halloween papers, that chronicle Microsoft's response to Open Source, continut to be issued. The count is up to Halloween IX! Later.