A brief rundown from the Open Source advocacy body, the OSI.
A definition of the Open Source license for software.
Salon's complete coverage of Linux and the Open Source Movement
A history of operating systems, by Neal Stephenson, the author of such novels as 'Snow Crash', 'The Diamond Age' and 'Zodiac'.
CNN.com article about the spread of Linux in offices.
"Hackers crack the code of a new chip and post the design secrets on the Web. The chip's maker, instead of suing, holds fire. What gives?"
Eric Raymond interview explaining open source work.
Eric Raymond's response to Bezroukov's "Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research"
This paper makes the political and ethical case for the adoption of free software by Community Aid Abroad and other members of Oxfam International.
This paper calls for the support of open standards and non-proprietary software in civil activities, such as public education, taxes, and patent and grant proposals.