Artifact Details

Title

Revolution OS, documentary of the open source movement

Catalog Number

102702976

Type

Moving image

Date

2003

Credits

Moore, JTS

Publisher

Wonderview Productions, LLC

Place of Publication

CA, US

Duration

01:25:00

Format

Digital Video Disc (DVD)

Description

This two-disc set contains both the Revolution OS documentary and supplemental material. From the label text, "Revolution OS tells the inside story of the hackers and computer programmers who rebelled against Microsoft and the idea of proprietary software to create GNU, Linux and the Open Source Movement. Shot on location in Silicon Valley ... Revolution OS captures an offbeat group of characters who are three-parts libertarian, two-parts communist, and one-part bad garage band." Supplemental material includes interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Brian Behlendorf, Bruce Perens and others. Also included is "The Free Software Song" music video, a song written for the documentary with the refrain, "Join us now and share the software - you'll be free!"