The Daemon, the GNU & the Penguin ~ by Dr. Peter Salus
Peter Salus's book, the Daemon, the Gnu, and the Penguin, was a regular Groklaw feature in 2005 and 2006. It is now in book form (paperback) and available from
Barnes and Noble and
Amazon. It's been expanded, and the subtitle now is
"How Free and Open Software is Changing the World".
maddog wrote the foreword.
Other Salus articles
Dr. Salus is the author of "A Quarter Century of UNIX" (which you can obtain
several other books, including "HPL: Little Languages and Tools", "Big Book of Ipv6 Addressing Rfcs", "Handbook of Programming Languages (HPL): Imperative Programming Languages", "Casting the Net: From ARPANET to INTERNET and Beyond", and "The Handbook of Programming Languages (HPL): Functional, Concurrent and Logic Programming Languages". There is an interview with him, audio and video,"codebytes: A History of UNIX and UNIX Licences" which was done in 2001 at a USENIX conference. Dr. Salus has served as Executive Director of the USENIX Association.
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