Open Source: A Way of Developing, Distributing, and Licensing Software - page 5
The open source software is shifting the software industry into a new paradigm, moving from developing code behind closed doors and delivering binaries to customer, to developing code that can be shared, modified and redistributed openly. Key goals that can be associated with this shift is reducing development cost and software components complexity, while increasing flexibility and using common enablers. Organizations that embrace the open source model and follow it when it influences positively their ways of building software, will increase their chances to retain their competitive advantage.
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary, Eric S. Raymond, O'Reilly, ISBN 1565927249: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565927249/002-0571429-9511213?v=glance. The book is also available for free download from the author's web site at http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/
- Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source, Martin Fink, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0130476773: http://www.hp.com/hpbooks/strategic/strategic_0130476773.html
- Succeeding with Open Source, by Bernard Golden, Addison Wesley Professional, ISBN: 0321268539: http://www.awprofessional.com/title/0321268539