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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written & accessible, 13 July 2000
By A Customer
This review is from: The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (Hardcover)
In this thoughtful & considered essay, ESR states the case that open-source software is beneficial to all concerned.
It is not an open-source rant, nor does it start from the proposition that MS is inherently evil, or any similar drivel that one increasingly seem to hear these days.
Instead, he states the case for open source in a reasoned & intelligent way, and while I may disagree with some of his assumptions, on balance I agree with his argument.
In addition, I showed it to some of my non-techie friends, who not only understood it - but agreed with much of it.
It's the book to read if you want to understand Open Source, Linux or any of the other things we seem to hear so much about these days & that are (alledgedly) going to change the face of IT/business etc. etc.
I have to say, though, I didn't enjoy it as much as "In The Beginning Was The Command Line". But that's my personal bias.
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