Free – Chris Anderson
(Note: I read this book in 2009, and this is a repost of a review I did then in Visual Bookshelf on my Facebook)
As with The Long Tail that I reviewed about last week, Chris does a wide and deep search on the topic. One can read the introductory chapter and feel that’s all there is to say on the subject, but they’d be wrong. Chris has a nice writing style and uses a lot of examples. There are some very interesting examples on how “free” has been applied, such as popularizing Jell-O in the USA and music bands in Brazil.
Conclusion: Read it, if you like the economic side of software development.