Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2003, 242 pages
Keywords: Open Source
The managers's guide to using Linux and open source for competitive advantage.
Using Linux and open source technologies, thousands of enterprises are cutting costs, gaining flexibility, and discovering powerful new sources of business value. Now there's an objective, realistic manager's guide to using Linux and open source technology for competitive advantage. Martin Fink helps you get past both the hypesters and the naysayers, so you can accurately assess the benefits, costs, and risks of open source in your organization. Writing strictly from the manager's viewpoint, Fink covers every step of the Linux and open source business lifecycle, and every crucial issue, from licensing to collaborating with the open source community of developers. Coverage includes:
The title is in my opinion slightly misleading. This is a book for IT managers that wants to know what Linux and F/OSS is about. It is also a snapshot in time.
If we look at it as an introduction to Linux/FOSS, it is well worth reading. But if we look to the title and try to look at it from a non-IT managers perspective, it is pure trash.
I'll give it an OK rating anyway, but this assumes you (the reader) is already working in IT.