Commentary: Who are these people?
From Earlham Cluster Department
Who are these people? How do you suppose they were selected? Both the introduction and Raymond's history discuss a variety of populations who were party to the development of software in general, "free" software, and the notion of Open Source. How many of these populations are represented here?
As a very specific example:
- Chris DiBona
The contributors are all large players in the Open Source world. In some cases they provided the start or foundations of the entire movement (as with RMS, Perens, and a couple others). For the most part, however, this book displays the Open Source, rather than Free Software, viewpoint. Other than RMS, it seems most of the contributors are much more inclined to support Open Source rather than "free" software.
-- Fitz. 23:15 EST. 2 Sep 2008.
They are those who gave grate effort for developing computer science and computer industry and those who are dreaming everybody can afford complete software set without paying.
--Mikio. 10:45 EST. 3 Sep 2008.