8. Open Source: Philosophy, Theory, Practice, and History

8.1. Cathedrals, Bazaars, and the Town Council

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"These are some of my thoughts on the Bazaar model that I figure are worth sharing. It's also a guide to how to completely screw up a free software project."

8.2. I don't care if space aliens ate my mouse (Porting Linux to the Apple Macintosh)

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"A study in both the technical and human issues in porting the Linux OS to a new M68K target platform. And an analysis of the effectiveness of the platform independant features of the Macintosh. Mostly however an essay on the dangers of saying "Well all you need to do is..."

8.3. The Risks of Closed Source Computing

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One large vendor likes to talk about the risks of Open Source software, but the strange thing is, the risk is actually in closed technologies. This article looks at the real risks in following a proprietary software path.

8.4. Software Libre and Commercial Viability

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An article that addresses some of the social and commercial implications of free software.