new open source guide

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O'Reilly has just released Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution, "a collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays from today's technology leaders that continues painting the evolutionary picture that developed in the 1999 book Open Sources: Voices from the Revolution." Both those links provide tables of contents and sample chapters -- in the latter case, the whole book is accessible.

These essays explore open source's impact on the software industry and reveal how open source concepts are infiltrating other areas of commerce and society. The essays appeal to a broad audience: the software developer will find thoughtful reflections on practices and methodology from leading open source developers like Jeremy Allison and Ben Laurie, while the business executive will find analyses of business strategies from the likes of Sleepycat co-founder and CEO Michael Olson and Open Source Business Conference founder Matt Asay.

Highly recommended for any organization, profit or nonprofit, trying to get its collective head around the new tools enabling wide-area web-based coordination and collaboration.