The Cathedral & the Bazaar

by Eric S. Raymond

This is quite amazing. It is a nice compendium of history of the open source (previously known as Free software) by one man that was involved deeply on the transition and played a big part of the hacker culture: Eric S. Raymond. I particularly enjoyed the Appendix A and got to figure out his new homepage because it seems to have moved in 2003. It provides FAQs on How to become a Hacker and the hacker culture itself. It is a great primer on hacking, learning programming languages and solving interesting problems, that should be one of the ultimate goals for a good hacker.

by mg - 8 months ago UpvoteBuy it online