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December 1, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Former Microsoftie publishes book calling open source the future of software

Keith Curtis spent 11 years at Microsoft. After he left, he discovered Linux and has just published a book, “After the Software Wars,” which explores a future with open source as the dominant model for software. John Markoff gave the book a nice write-up in the New York Times’ Bits blog today.

Curtis, based in Seattle, is publishing the book via Lulu.com.

From Markoff’s brief review:

“[Curtis] takes a programmer’s approach in ‘Software Wars,’ attempting to systematically build a case that software can help pave the way for a 21st-century renaissance in many fields ranging from artificial intelligence (cars that drive themselves) to the human journey into space (space elevators).

“For Mr. Curtis, the strength of open source software, and why it’s the future, is all about leveraging our collective intelligence.

“He argues that, in the same collaborative fashion that the Linux operating system has been built and improved, many things that are now science-fiction goals … can be achieved.”

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