About Open Source
- Why Enterprises are Adopting Open Source Applications – Enterprise Open Source Conference, June 5-6, 2006, New York, NY.
- Opening Up Enterprise Software: Opportunities for Open Source Enterprise Applications – SCALE 4x, February 11 – 12, 2006, Los Angeles, CA.
- advice.cio.com – Discussion forum on open source on CIO.com. You can also search for all articles about open source on CIO.com
- open source research links – our compiled list of links to books, articles, and academic papers on open source software and open source business models.
- Open Source Strategies blog – our blog on open source software and business models, including:
- Open Source Licensing by Larry Rosen. The best book on open source licenses with in depth analysis of major open source licenses.
- Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing (online version). More focused on paraphrasing and describing the open source licenses, with some additional material at the end. Very readable.
- Open Sources (online version). An excellent compendium of essays by the major open source leaders, including Torvalds, Stallman, Raymond, O’Reilly. A bit older now and somewhat quaint (especially the references to SCO), but definitely well worth reading. Features a great essay by Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat.
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar (online version) by Eric S. Raymond. Most cited book about open source. In light of the increasing roles played by major software vendors in open source projects, I’m not sure I agree with his theory of how open source software is created.
- Suceeding with Open Source by Bernard Golden. Describes the Open Source Maturity Model, a comprehensive analytical tool for evaluating open source projects. Very useful resource for developers, users, and investors.
- The Success of Open Source by Steven Weber. A socio-economic expose on the open source phenomenon. Theoretical and very long.
- Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel. The basics of how to set up an open source project.