Free as in Freedom

Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
Auteur:  | 
Bindwijze: Paperback

Samenvatting

Auteur: Sam Williams

  • Engels
  • 240 pagina's
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • maart 2012
Alle productspecificaties

Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. It examines Stallman's unique personality and how that personality has been at turns a driving force and a drawback in terms of the movement's overall success. Free as in Freedom examines one man's 20-year attempt to codify and communicate the ethics of 1970s era hacking culture in such a way that later generations might easily share and build upon the knowledge of their computing forebears. The book documents Stallman's personal evolution from teenage misfit to prescient adult hacker to political leader and examines how that evolution has shaped the free software movement. Like Alan Greenspan in the financial sector, Richard Stallman has assumed the role of tribal elder within the hacking community, a community that bills itself as anarchic and averse to central leadership or authority. How did this paradox come about? Free as in Freedom provides an answer. It also looks at how the latest twists and turns in the software marketplace have diminished Stallman's leadership role in some areas while augmenting it in others. Finally, Free as in Freedom examines both Stallman and the free software movement from historical viewpoint. Will future generations see Stallman as a genius or crackpot? The answer to that question depends partly on which side of the free software debate the reader currently stands and partly upon the reader's own outlook for the future. 100 years from now, when terms such as computer, operating system and perhaps even software itself seem hopelessly quaint, will Richard Stallman's particular vision of freedom still resonate, or will it have taken its place alongside other utopian concepts on the 'ash-heap of history?'

Review Free as in Freedom

De reviews worden geladen.

Productspecificaties

Productinformatie

Auteur Sam Williams
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 13x216x140 mm
Gewicht 286,00 gram
ISBN10 1449324649
ISBN13 9781449324643

Review Free as in Freedom

De reviews worden geladen.

15,67

4-8 werkdagen

8.1
Verkoop en levering door
Books2Anywhere
  • Bestellen en betalen via bol.com
  • Gratis verzending
  • 14 dagen bedenktijd
Zet op verlanglijstje

Anderen bekeken ook:

Maverick!
Ricardo Semler
11,99
Who We Are
One Direction
16,99
Bekijk de hele lijst

Vergelijk prijzen nieuw & tweedehands

Naar boven

Ga naar het hoofdmenu Ga naar het paginamenu Ga naar het begin van deze pagina