Who Is the Intended Audience for This Book?
First and foremost, this book is for anyone who enjoys a good read and for history buffs of every stripe. Beyond that, I hope it will be of use to two very different audiences: 1. Historians, present and future. It will (eventually) include citations, with links, to all of my sources, in order to assist historians in their important work. I'm hoping the links will function as a kind of digital "reading room" of historical documents. And 2. computer scientists and other software developers who want to understand more than just the technical aspects of software design, so they can develop programs that are not only useful, but respectful of users rights and freedoms.
How Will this Book Be Structured?
Presently, the plan is to keep the book fairly short (about 100-200 pages) and divided into roughly a dozen or so chapters. The first few chapters (chapters 1-4?) will focus on the "pre-history" of GNU with the final chapters devoted to GNU history, itself. There might also be a third part devoted to future plans and challenges. (see the Outline for more.)
Comments and Questions:
I look forward to reading comments, suggestions, links to sources I don't yet have, and your questions. The best way, to ensure I receive them, is to leave them in the "Comments" section of each article.
If for any reason you need an alternate way to contact me, you can always reach me via email: email@example.com.
Since we're just starting, there aren't any yet, but I hope this part will be quite long when we're finished.