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- Success of Open Source by Steven Weber: A book review
- Description: Using Linux as its primary example, The Success of Open Source by Steven Weber details the history, process, motivations, and possible long-term effects of open source software (OSS). This scholarly yet easy-to-read, well-written, and provocative book is worth the time of anybody who wants to understand how open source software is effecting information technology. It describes how the process of open source software may effect business & economics, methods of governance, and concepts of intellectual property. It is also a great read for those of us librarians who desire to play a role in the building of next generation library catalogs and other library-related information systems.
- Date: 2007-10-31
- Source: The is a pre-edited version of an article with the same title appearing in the first issue of Code4Lib Journal at http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/30.
- Subject(s): book review; articles; open source software; librarianship;
- URL: http://infomotions.com/musings/success-of-oss/index.shtml
- Wise crowds with long tails
- Description: It is almost trite to be quoted as saying, "The Internet has fundamentally changed the ways libraries do business", but these changes are still manifesting themselves in ways we still do not fully understand. Thus, consider taking advantage of the "wise crowds with long tails" in your strategic planning. Put another way, this posting is a dual book review and commentary on The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki and The Long Tail by Chris Anderson.
- Date: 2007-02-23
- Source: This review was first published in TechEssence at http://techessence.info/node/85.
- Subject(s): librarianship; TechEssence; book review;
- URL: http://infomotions.com/musings/wise-crowds-long-tails/index.shtml