Media praise for Producing Open Source Software
"I dont think such a comprehensive guide has even been created for this topic before. Likewise, I doubt any information source of this magnitude has ever been made available for open source projects, and project starters. Karl brings over three hundred pages of comprehensive data into simple to understand topics that even those new to open source concepts can understand."
-- , Free Software Magazine
"The majority of the book is about dealing with people. One could even call it a guide to Open Source Net-etiquette. What helps draw and retain the reader into such a potentially tedious topic is the highly judicious use of pointed examples that Karl intersperses throughout. This is where the book shines strongest in my humble opinion. These are real world examples that have really happened and demonstrate how someone solved a particularly difficult problem. That sort of experience and illumination is pure gold!"
-- , Groklaw
"Very valuable information all condensed into a single volume for easy reference. I'd maintain that anyone looking to start an open source project with hopes of long-term viability would do well to read and digest this book before starting. You'll make fewer false starts and raise your chances of success..."
"Author Karl Fogel has done an outstanding job of writing a book that will be helpful to people who just want to participate in an open source project, but have never done so before...The good thing about this excellent book, is that prior experience with open source software, as either a user or developer, is not necessary. Furthermore, the author has made an extra effort to label sections clearly, because of the wide range of user experience."
-- , Amazon.com
--Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings, November 2005