Friday, April 29, 2011

The Code Linux

The Code Linux is a Finnish-made documentary about GNU/Linux from 2001, featuring some of the most influential people of the free software movement. Through this film, Linux is traced from its early days as a hobby project of Linus Torvalds, through its rapid rise in popularity and number of users, to the dot-com boom and bust, and beyond. The differing ideologies of Richard "GNU" Stallman and Eric "Open Source" Raymond are also explored. Anybody who has been following Linux for very long, reading websites like Slashdot and Eric Raymond's "Cathedral and the Bazaar" essay will probably already know most this. However, for those people, the film does offer a chance to see and hear these Linux icons talk - putting faces and voices to people who might otherwise have been just words on a screen.

Related Links:
Revolution OS
The Origins of Linux

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