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Open book for free/libre and open source software

Open book for free/libre and open source software is an ARC Fund publication providing useful background information on open source ideology and history and elucidating some basic terminology related to it.Authors of the open book are Vladimir Petkov and Elenko Elenkov.
Open source is increasingly important in Bulgaria as the country intends to develop its resources and advance in the area of information technologies.
Open source software is essentially about freedom of use. All citizens of democratic societies in the information age must be aware both of the rights that open source software provides to us and of those that commercial software deprives us of.

What will you learn by reading the book?

If you are a businessman, you will learn about the ideology and principles of development of open source software and the ways you could use it to boost your business.

If you are a software developer or system administrator, you may find some mistakes and inaccuracies. You may be experienced enough in open source, but the book could have something for you as well. Just regard the book as software that will improve with each new version.

If you are just a curious reader, you will learn about the advantages, reliability and the various applications of the open source software.

Why is this an “open” book?
The book emulates the core principles of open source ideology – openness and freedom. It is the groundwork for a continued effort of accumulating information about open source in Bulgaria and may well be the first version of a future interactive encyclopedia.


Download Open book for free/libre and open source software (ODT, 3.58 MB, in Bulgarian)

Download Open book for free/libre and open source software (PDF, 4.08 MB, in Bulgarian)



References to the book (in Bulgarian)



 

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