O'Reilly Makes OpenSources Book Freely Available Online

Posted on May 19, 1999

O'Reilly & Associates has announced that they are making the entire new book, OpenSources: Voices From the Open Source Revolution freely available (or "open-sourced") on their website. Open Sources is a collection of essays that offer insight into how the Open Source movement works, why it succeeds, and where it is going.

OpenSources, published in January 1999, has earned considerable critical acclaim. In OpenSources, Open Source pioneers such as Brian Belendorf (Apache), Scott Bradner (Internet Engineering Task Force), Jim Hamerly (Netscape), Kirk McKusick (Berkeley Unix), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly & Associates), Tom Paquin (mozilla.org.), Bruce Peren (Open Source Initiative), Eric Raymond (Open Source Initiative), Richard Stallman (Free Software Foundation), Michael Tiemann (Cygnus Solutions), Linus Torvalds (Linux), Paul Vixie (Bind), Larry Wall (Perl), and Bob Young (Red Hat) share their vision of the Open Source movement.

"Of course, the hardcopy of the book will still be available for sale at bookstores," said Tim O'Reilly, president of O'Reilly & Associates, "But we felt that especially now, these are voices that must be heard. A key part of the success of Open Source depends on the easy dissemination of information over the Internet, so making it possible for people to freely redistribute these essays will help to spread the good word.

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