Chapter 9. Links and References

Table of Contents

Resources for Further Reading
The GNU Project Philosophy
Eric S. Raymond's Writings
Joel on Software
David A. Wheeler's Site
Related Books

Resources for Further Reading

This is a comprehensive sub-section of the site of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project; it covers its philosophy (as put forth by Richard Stallman and others) in detail. Several articles from there were references in the site, and there are many others of interest.

Contains many interesting articles and writing about Open Source, from one of its most prominent figures, including the immortal "The Cathedral and the Bazaar Series".

Joel Spolsky is a veteran software engineer that conveys his sometimes unusual views on software management and design in his site. Please don't take them too seriously, because he obviously doesn't either. Not all of his articles are relevant to the topic hand and here is a selected few which are.

  • Strategy Letter V - explains why big companies support open source and what's in it for them.

  • Five Worlds - explains the differences between the different "worlds" of software development and the rules that apply to each.

A free software consultant and analyst which has many interesting pieces of research on his site.