The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin by Peter H. Salus covers more than just a history of free and open source — it explores how free and open software is changing the world. Salus, a noted UNIX, open source, and Internet historian and author of A Quarter Century of UNIX and Casting The Net books, has interviewed well over a hundred key figures to document the history and background of free and open source software.
"In this book, he reaches back into the early days of computing, showing that even in "pre-UNIX" days there was freely available software, and rapidly moves forward to the Free Software movement of today and what it means for the future, drawing analogies and linkages from various aspects of economics and life." — Jon "maddog" Hall (from foreword)
"A decade after A Quarter Century of UNIX, I felt that the world had changed enough that a new book, showing how our three totem beasts — mythic, mammal and avian — had brought that about. And here it is!" — Peter H. Salus
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Publisher: Reed Media Services
Page Count (est.): 187
Pub Date: 9/15/2008