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The Cathedral & the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond
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Feb 09, 2012

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Amazing book on why the open source model works, supported by frameworks more than: software is supposed to be free ideology. Gives insight into the hacker culture which is anthropologically mapped to "gift culture" where status is earned by what you contribute to the community rather than what you own which other's don't have. Overall offers an alternative view to life from the vantage point of hackers (just to be clear not crackers: who try to search for security vulnerabilities in systems and exploit them. The author compares them to guys who knows how to hotwire a car vs a an automotive engineer (more like hacker).

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Alex Poovathingal Wanted to read that book for a long time now. :(

Arun Alex wrote: "Wanted to read that book for a long time now. :("

check your college library... i found a copy here :) it was a duh!! moment for me....i never thought of searching the library for the books i wanted to read.. :D my first try is always google for pdf version....btw a prof from IIT powai...Dr. Uday Khedker is coming to UTD for a talk....

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Alex Poovathingal It was not exactly because of the unavailability of the book.. :D

Sir said he was going to US for a talk, I didn't know it was to UTD. Meet him if you can. He's a very inspiring porf. I am doing a course and an R&D project under him now.

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