Open Sources 2.0 is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays from today's technology leaders that continues painting the evolutionary picture that developed in the 1999 book Open Sources: Voices from the Revolution . These essays explore open source's impact on the software industry and reveal how open source concepts are infiltrating other areas of commerce and society. The essays appeal to a broad audience: the software developer will find thoughtful reflections on practices and methodology from leading open source developers like Jeremy Allison and Ben Laurie, while the business executive will find analyses of business strategies from the likes of Sleepycat co-founder and CEO Michael Olson and Open Source Business Conference founder Matt Asay. From China, Europe, India, and Brazil we get essays that describe the developing world's efforts to join the technology forefront and use open source to take control of its high tech destiny. For anyone with a strong interest in technology trends, these essays are a must-read. The enduring significance of open source goes well beyond high technology, however.
At the heart of the new paradigm is network-enabled distributed collaboration: the growing impact of this model on all forms of online collaboration is fundamentally challenging our modern notion of community. What does the future hold? Veteran open source commentators Tim O'Reilly and Doc Searls offer their perspectives, as do leading open source scholars Steven Weber and Sonali Shah. Andrew Hessel traces the migration of open source ideas from computer technology to biotechnology, and Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger and Slashdot co-founder Jeff Bates provide frontline views of functioning, flourishing online collaborative communities. The power of collaboration, enabled by the internet and open source software, is changing the world in ways we can only begin to imagine.Open Sources 2.0 further develops the evolutionary picture that emerged in the original Open Sources and expounds on the transformative open source philosophy. "This is a wonderful collection of thoughts and examples by great minds from the free software movement, and is a must have for anyone who follows free software development and project histories."
--Robin Monks, Free Software Magazine The list of contributors include * Alolita Sharma * Andrew Hessel * Ben Laurie * Boon-Lock Yeo * Bruno Souza * Chris DiBona * Danese Cooper * Doc Searls * Eugene Kim * Gregorio Robles * Ian Murdock * Jeff Bates * Jeremy Allison * Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona * Kim Polese * Larry Sanger * Louisa Liu * Mark Stone * Mark Stone * Matthew N. Asay * Michael Olson * Mitchell Baker * Pamela Jones * Robert Adkins * Russ Nelson * Sonali K. Shah * Stephen R. Walli * Steven Weber * Sunil Saxena * Tim O'Reilly * Wendy Seltzer
Foreword: Source Is Everything Kim Polese Acknowledgments List of Contributors Introduction Chris DiBona, Danese Cooper, and Mark Stone 1. Open Source: Competition and Evolution 1. The Mozilla Project: Past and Future Mitchell Baker 2. Open Source and Proprietary Software Development Chris DiBona 3. A Tale of Two Standards Jeremy Allison 4. Open Source and Security Ben Laurie 5. Dual Licensing Michael Olson 6. Open Source and the Commoditization of Software Ian Murdock 7. Open Source and the Commodity Urge: Disruptive Models for a Disruptive Development Process Matthew N. Asay 8. Under the Hood: Open Source and Open Standards Business Models in Context Stephen R. Walli 9. Open Source and the Small Entrepreneur Russ Nelson 10. Why Open Source Needs Copyright Politics Wendy Seltzer 11. Libre Software in Europe Jesus M. Gonzalez-BarahonaGregorio Robles 12. OSS in India Alolita Sharma and Robert Adkins 13. When China Dances with OSS Boon-Lock Yeo, Louisa Liu, and Sunil Saxena 14. How Much Freedom Do You Want? Bruno Souza 2. Beyond Open Source: Collaboration and Community 15. Making a New World Doc Searls 16. The Open Source Paradigm Shift Tim O'Reilly 17. Extending Open Source Principles Beyond Software Development Pamela Jones 18. Open Source Biology Andrew Hessel 19. Everything Is Known Eugene Kim 20. The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir Larry Sanger 21. Open Beyond Software Sonali K. Shah 22. Patterns of Governance in Open Source Steven Weber 23. Communicating Many to Many Jeff Bates and Mark Stone 3. Appendixes A. The Open Source Definition B. Referenced Open Source Licenses C. Columns from Slashdot Index