The Web Economy/11

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Birth of Linux[edit | edit source]

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.

Topics[edit | edit source]

  • Andrew Tanenbaum created a classroom version of Unix, called Minix to teach his students
  • Linus Torvalds, a student at that time, improved it and called it Freax[1].
  • An ISP operator in Germany store it so that more can access it and called it Linux.
  • Linux became very successful and Linus was shot to fame[2]. Today Linux is growing too fast[3]. However Prof Tanenbaum has issues with how Linux is been hailed.

Discussion[edit | edit source]

  • Go through and discuss the debate here[4].
  • What are the basic points of contention between them?
  • How has others commercialise Linux?
  • How would you capitalise on Linux?
  • What are the famous mantras of Linus and what do they mean in Open Source development?

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.

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Course Navigation[edit | edit source]

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