REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft
to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.
On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so. GNU/Linux and the Open Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the greatest threat to Microsoft's
way of life.
Shot in cinemascope on 35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers and shakers behind Linux,
and finds out how and why Linux became such a potent threat.
REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann,
Larry Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Linus Torvalds .... Himself
Richard M. Stallman .... Himself
Eric Raymond .... Himself
Bruce Perens .... Himself
Larry Augustin .... Himself
Michael Tiemann .... Himself
Brian Behlendorf .... Himself
Frank Hecker .... Himself
Chris DiBona .... Himself (Windows Refund Day Scene)
Nick Moffitt .... Himself (Windows Refund Day Scene)
Rob Malda .... Himself (On Inflatable Couch)
Donnie Barnes .... Himself
Susan Egan .... Narrator (voice)
Marc Merlin .... Himself (Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group President)
Terry Egan .... Self (Installfest Interview