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Chronicling the open source movement - one person at a time
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| Whether open source is a license, a
| community or more is debatable, but what's
| not is that none of it would be possible
| without the people behind it.
| Anyone who knows Linux knows the name Linus
| Torvalds. Free Software? Richard Stallman.
| Open Source Initiative? Eric Steven
| There are many, many more names. Some well-
| known to people in the open source
| community, others who toil in relative
| That's why I liked the appeal for funding
| for Signal Boost: A Free/Open Source
| Narrative, on Kickstarter.
| A young woman, M.J. de Blanc, has picked up
| and moved to Boston to write a book. It's
| the story of open source, but as she notes
| in her explainer video, not about FLOSS -
| it's about FLOS, Free Libre Open Source.
| She left off the second S - software - for
| a simple reason: She wants to write about
| the people, not the programs.
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