Free PDF ebook "After the Software Wars" re: goodness of Linux
- The automorphing information grabber at Distrowatch today touted the
book "After the Software Wars". Reader reviews suggest it's a good
Rather than giving away all your personal information, you can grab
the book here:
Excerpt (3MB, 34 pages): http://keithcu.com/SoftwareWarsExcerpt.pdf
Book (13.8MB, 305 pages): http://keithcu.com/SoftwareWars.pdf
Wikipedia blurb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Software_Wars
If you would like to pay for the book, prices at the homepage are:
paperback: US$8.99 (Amazon and Barnes&Noble)
Book review, New York Times:
Keith Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, takes a
programmer’s approach in Software Wars, attempting to
systematically build a case that free software can help pave
the way for a 21st-century renaissance in many fields
ranging from artificial intelligence (cars that drive
themselves) to the human journey into space (space
elevators). For Keith, free software is all about leveraging
our collective intelligence.
John Markoff, New York Times
Self-serving Wikipedia writeup (ad?):
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.
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.
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
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.