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The Success of Open Source Hardcover – 7 May 2004

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (7 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674012925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674012929
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 16.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,779,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Should make this extraordinary phenomenon understandable to a much wider audience.' -- London Review of Books, 18 August 2005

About the Author

Steven Weber is Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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A readable overview of why open source works. The book tackles the questions and doubts that those coming from a traditional closed sourced background typically have (myself included). For example: "Why would someone give away their work for free?"

The book looks at open source culture rather than the programming itself. You don't need to be a programmer to understand or enjoy this, and in fact, open source has implications beyond programming anyway.
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