The methods for development detailed within this book extend far beyond software development. Dealing strictly with software development, though, this book does an excellent job discussing open source and closed source software, as well as motivations for open source projects and tidbits on hackerdom. Having met Eric Raymond myself, I know his works are genuine and powerful. The material in this book is what caused Netscape to open source their Web browser. Anybody who questions the ideals and motives of open source and wishes to learn more about this increasingly popular software production model should read this book. That being said, buy it!