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  • Revolution OS (2001)
  • 85 min | Documentary, Comedy
Revolution OS (2001)
85 min | Documentary, Comedy

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal ...See moreWhile Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal computers in the world, many experts took issue with Microsoft's strict policies regarding licensing, ownership, distribution, and alteration of their software. The objections of many high-profile technology experts, most notably Richard Stallman, led to what has become known as "the Open Source Movement," which is centered on the belief that computer software should be free both in the economic and intellectual senses of the word. Eventually, one of Stallman's admirers, Linus Torvalds, created a new operating system called Linux, a freely distributed software which many programmers consider to be markedly superior to Windows. Revolution OS is a documentary that examines the genesis of the Open Source Movement, and explores and explains the technical and intellectual issues involved in a manner understandable to computer aficionados and non-techheads alike. Written by Mark Deming, Rovi See less
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Feb 15, 2002 (United States)

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Linus Torvalds
Self - Creator, Linux Kernel Self - Creator, Linux Kernel   See fewer
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Richard M. Stallman
Self - Founder, GNU Project Self - Founder, GNU Project   See fewer
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Eric Raymond
Self - Author Self - Author   See fewer
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Bruce Perens
Self - Author, Open Source Definition Self - Author, Open Source Definition   See fewer
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Larry Augustin
Self - Co-Founder, CEO, VA Linux Systems Self - Co-Founder, CEO, VA Linux Systems   See fewer
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Michael Tiemann
Self - Co-Founder, Cygnus Solutions Self - Co-Founder, Cygnus Solutions   See fewer
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Frank Hecker
Self - Former Netscape Systems Engineer Self - Former Netscape Systems Engineer   See fewer
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Chris DiBona
Self (Windows Refund Day Scene) Self (Windows Refund Day Scene)   See fewer
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Nick Moffitt
Self (Windows Refund Day Scene) Self (Windows Refund Day Scene)   See fewer
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Rob Malda
Self (On Inflatable Couch) Self (On Inflatable Couch)   See fewer
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Donnie Barnes
Self - Employee, Red Hat Software Self - Employee, Red Hat Software   See fewer
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Susan Egan
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Marc Merlin
Self (Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group President) Self (Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group President)   See fewer
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The GNU/Stallmans
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Rob Antonio
Self / GNU / Stallmans performer Self / GNU / Stallmans performer   See fewer
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Brian Biles
Self / GNU / Stallmans performer Self / GNU / Stallmans performer   See fewer
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Kevin Collins
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Robert Flemming
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Bill Gates
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Brad Grantham
Self / GNU / Stallmans performer Self / GNU / Stallmans performer   See fewer
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Pat McGovern
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Scott McNeil
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John Mark Walker
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7.3 / 10 | 2,489 votes