After the Software Wars

After the Software Wars is a book by Keith Curtis about free software and its importance in the computing industry, specifically about its impact on Microsoft and the proprietary software development model.[1]

After the Software Wars
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AuthorKeith Curtis
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreComputer science
PublisherLulu
Publication date
February 20, 2009
Media typePrint (paperback)
PDF (download)
Pages300
ISBN978-0-578-01189-9
OCLC318814794

The book is about the power of mass collaboration and possibilities of reaching up to a singular rationale showing successful collaborative examples in open source such as Linux and Wikipedia.[2]

Keith Curtis attended the University of Michigan, but dropped out to work as a programmer for Microsoft after meeting Bill Gates in 1993. He worked there for 11 years, and then left after he found he was bored.[3]

He then wrote and self-published After the Software Wars to explain the caliber of free and open source software and why he believes Linux is technically superior to any proprietary operating system.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Neill, Shane (21 May 2009). "Ex-Microsoftie: Free Software Will Kill Redmond". cio.com. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  2. ^ Thurrott, Paul (6 October 2010). "After the Software Wars: An Interview with Keith Curtis". winsupersite.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ Markoff, John (1 December 2008). "A Microsoft Veteran Embraces Open Source". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  4. ^ Jacquerye, Francis (16 January 2009). "Book review: After The Software Wars". One Shot Design Blog. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.

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