" Linux is more than just an alternative operating system. It's also aculture with its own ethics, gods, myths and heroes."
" Through this film, Linux is traced from its early days as a hobby projectof Linus Torvalds's, through its rapid rise in popularity and number ofusers, to the dot-com boom and bust, and beyond. The differing ideologies ofRichard "GNU" Stallman and Eric "Open Source" Raymond are also explored.
Anybody who has been following Linux for very long, reading websites like Slashdot and Eric Raymond's "Cathedral and the Bazaar" essay will probably already know most this. However, for those people, the film does offer a chance to see and hear these Linux icons talk--putting faces and voices to people who might otherwise have been just words on a screen.
Despite its Finnish origin, most of this documentary is in English--either the naturally-spoken English of most of the Linux personalities, or a heavily-accented voiceover narrator--with Finnish subtitles. Only a few of the interviewees (Linus Torvalds's parents, employees of Chinese Linux corporations) are untranslated (since, after all, the show was originally aimed at Finns)."
" The film, explores the human side of the open source and free software movements, telling the inside story of the hackers and programmers rebelling against the corporate machine."