Fiction books for Linux and open source lovers

Linux books

Surely in this winter time you do not feel like going out too much because of the cold. In addition, with the current situation of the pandemic, you will be spending more time at home. You will have more time to do other tasks such as enjoy reading. If you like the world of technology, Linux, and open source, you should know some interesting books that you may like.

Some works of fiction that you will especially like, beyond novels and other somewhat more commercial literary works. So, if you are interested in buying some new books for your private library or filling your eBook Reader with some new titles for this era, here are some ideas ...

  • The cathedral and the bazaar: it's a classic, written by the well-known Eric S. Raymond. It is an essay on open source and it has had some sequels. Two models of software production are analyzed in it. On the one hand there is the cathedral, with a hermetic and vertical development model (owner), and on the other there is the bazaar, with dynamism, horizontality and bustle (open source).
  • Auxiliary Justice: a science fiction novel by American writer Ann Leckie. It tells the story of Breq, the only survivor of a spaceship who will seek revenge with an AI that controls it.
  • Kryptonomicon: Surely the Book of the Dead or Necronomicon sounds familiar to you, put well, this science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson is centered in an era in the middle of world war, and tells a story about some cryptographers and specialists in tactical deception. You will like it if you like security and encryption ...
  • Daemon: a work by Daniel Suarez and where he tells the story of a legendary computer video game designer named Matthew Sobol and his sudden death. All very strange, and where some events are described of what can happen when a demon (process) of a system wakes up after the events that are happening in the world, bordering on the creepy in this thriller where it shows how tremendously dependent we are. of technology ...
  • Microsiervos- A novel by Douglas Coupland showing the first-person story of Daniel and others who work for Microsoft and leave the company. It also shows how the technology and personality of Bill Gates affected their lives.
  • walk away: And if you know English and you don't mind reading in this language, I also recommend this work by Cory Doctorow. Fans of open source will see some compelling reasons to read it because it talks about open and shared technology, in a world where 3D printing has advanced and has become commonplace ...
  • Open Source: another book in English by MM Frick. It tells the story of a computer technician and blogger at night. His insight leads him to uncover a rather shady global arms-selling plot between Israel, Russia, the United States, and the Middle East. And all using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
  • Who has taken my cheese?: Finally, another of the books that you will like is this title from 1998. It tells about how to face a change in work and private life, focused on being a motivational book. But it will also remind you that one of the successes of open source projects and companies that use open technology is precisely their dynamism, their agility and motivation that takes their employees beyond the comfort zone and that takes their members to face changes.

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  1.   Ermengol said

    The book
    The last books
    It also has its grace combining technology, state-owned companies, open source, hackers ...
    It is edited by those of nowevolution

    1.    Isaac said

      Hello,
      Thanks for your input. Any other idea or contribution will be welcome ...
      A greeting!

  2.   Juan said

    «The last free ones»
    Victor M. Valenzuela