If you’re looking for an open source read about open source this Christmas weekend, you might want to check out Cory Doctorow’s MAKERS. MAKERS is a cyberpunk novel set in Doctorow’s trademark near-future, covering the convergence of economic collapse and the open source/maker movement’s efforts to assemble the pieces to construct a New Work economy, all the while meeting opposition from corporate forces.
Of course you could purchase paper or electronic copies of this book from the major online retailers, but what self-respecting maker would to that? Just go to to Cory’s website where you can find
downloads in just about any format all for free.
The book has received positive reviews from editorial reviewers. Check it out. You’ve got nothing to lose but a few megabytes!