I can’t believe that I’ve not mentioned Peter Wayner’s Free For All book on my blog yet. (Head slap!) If you want to read about the Open Source movement, this is the book for you. It’s beautifully written, it’s a page-turner, and I loved it. From Wayner’s website:
Read this story of how a loose-knit group of programmers, dreamers, philosophers, geniuses and fools discovered the fact that that they could write better software in less time by just giving it all away. Follow the ecstasy, the triumphs, the battles, the failures, the treachery, the cooperation, the wrong turns, the teamwork, the struggles, and the backbiting on the road to triumph and total global domination.
The best part? He gives away the book for free. You can download it here. Here’s what Wayner writes on his website:
The digital version is free as in free beer and free as in free speech. Download it and read it on your computer if you like.
Go read it.