Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers



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Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers

by Donald K. Rosenberg, Ph.D., MBA 

John Wiley & Sons © 2000 (374 pages)

ISBN:0764546600

A practical, business-oriented look at Open Source software, projects, and licensing and its applicability for mainstream users, not just for developers.












Table of Contents




Part I - Open Source Software Is Linux...and More


Chapter 1

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The Origins of Open Source Software



Chapter 2

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Commercializing Open Source Software




Part II - Open Source Software in Your Business



Chapter 3

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Benefits and Cost of Open Source in Your Business



Chapter 4

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Available Products and More to Come



Chapter 5

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Linux vs. Windows



Part III - Open Source Licensing: Does it Have to Be This Hard?




Chapter 6

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The GNU GPL and the Open Source Definition




Chapter 7

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Complications of Open Source Licensing




Part IV - Linux Is Moving UP...and DOWN



Chapter 8

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The Drive Toward the Mainframe



Chapter 9

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The Secret Battlefield: Embedded Systems




Part V - Open Source Software AS Your Business



Chapter 10

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The Platform: Software and Hardware




Chapter 11

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The Applications: Non-Traditional Business Models



Chapter 12

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The Proprietary Software Business: New Opportunities...and Pressures




Part VI - The Future of Open Source




Chapter 13

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Companies and Projects




Chapter 14

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Intellectual Property









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