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|Creative Commons: A User Guide
A complete manual with a theoretical introduction and practical suggestions
Here is an operational manual which guides creators step by step in the world of Creative Commons licenses, the most famous and popular licenses for free distribution of intellectual products. Without neglecting useful conceptual clarifications, the author goes into technical details of the tools offered by Creative Commons, thus making them also understandable for total neophytes.
Getting Started with Open Source Development
Open source software development is a community-driven methodology to develop products, from the design and development stages to distribution. Developers across differents part of the world are passionate about their collaboration, and several successful projects including Firefox, Moodle, and Drupal are widely used today. Moreover, many companies are using open source software as the foundation to build their business models.
The Performance of Open Source Applications
This book is written by over a dozen developers who have grappled with slow code, memory leaks, or uncontrollable latency in open source software. They share their mistakes and successes, and give the reader an over-the-shoulder view of how they approached their specific challenges. With examples from bioinformatics research code to web browsers, the solutions are as varied as the problems.
Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking
This book is insightful and fascinating, a superbly observed picture of the motives, divisions and history of the free software and software freedom world.
Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software
What is the status of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) revolution? Has the creation of software that can be freely used, modified, and redistributed transformed industry and society, as some predicted, or is this transformation still a work in progress? Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software brings together leading analysts and researchers to address this question, examining specific aspects of F/OSS in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and highly relevant to real-life managerial and technical concerns.
Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution
This book 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 .
The Architecture of Open Source Applications
Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well - usually programs they wrote themselves - and never study the great programs of history.
Free Software for Busy People
Using Free Software alternatives to Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop can save you thousands of dollars. And commercial alternatives to Free Software content management systems and websites design tools can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Free Software is also high quality.
Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project
This is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.
Open Source Security Tools: A Practical Guide to Security Applications
This book is a practical, hands-on introduction to open source security tools.
The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin
In addition to covering a history of free and open source, The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin explores how free and open software is changing the world. It is authored by Peter H. Salus, a noted UNIX, open source, and Internet historian and author of A Quarter Century of UNIX and Casting The Net and other books. Salus has interviewed well over a hundred key figures to document the history and background of free and open source software.
Tools and Utilities in Free Software
This book will introduce students to some of the programs designed for the desktop environments of end users.
Implementation of Free Software Systems
This course book examines the concepts related to Free Software business and allows us to know and identify concepts related to its production.
Economic Aspects and Business Models of Free Software
The course book its focused on the study of Free Software in relation with the private sector and related economic aspects. We analyse the software industry from an economic perspective: how it was affected by software licensed under free conditions and what is its potential for the future. On the other hand, we study how to use Free Software in the private sector, from a development view but also in implementation and migration.
Introduction to Free Software, Third edition
What is free software? What is it and what are the implications of a free program licence? How is free software developed? How are free software projects financed and what are the business models associated to them that we are experiencing? What motivates developers, especially volunteers, to become involved in free software projects?
Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing
Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuses on annotated licenses, offering an in-depth explanation of how they compare and interoperate, and how license choices affect project possibilities.