|| ||"Jeremy C. Reed" <reed-AT-reedmedia.net>|
|| ||The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin in printed book format|
|| ||Tue, 7 Oct 2008 15:22:25 -0500 (CDT)|
New book from Reed Media Services: The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin
In 2004, noted technology historian Peter H. Salus started writing
the followup to his popular and definitive histories, A Quarter
Century of UNIX and Casting the Net books, with a focus on how free
and open software is changing the world. In 2005 and 2006, many
of the chapters were serialized and discussed on the Groklaw website.
"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," Salus said.
Reed Media Services recently published The Daemon, the Gnu, and
the Penguin, the official printed book -- updated and expanded with
new chapters from Salus, a foreword by Jon "maddog" Hall, and a
lengthy index with over 275 names represented in the book.
The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin has 30 chapters including The
Opaque Crystal Ball, The BSDs, Advanced Capitalism, Behavioral
Economics, Sharing Access, Where are We?, and Are We There Yet?.
Salus, a frequent presenter at various open source and Unix events,
is the former executive director of the USENIX Association and the
Sun User Group and vice president of the Free Software Foundation.
Salus has interviewed hundreds of the key participants in the
history of open source, free software, Unix and the Internet. This
book shares many anecdotes and quotes covering the history and
background of free and open source, and discusses the success of
open source code, benefits of community cooperation and volunteer
contributions, and financial values of open source software.
The Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin is available at many book stores
including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The publisher's book website is
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