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Internet FAQ Archives
FAQs for all the UseNet newsgroups that actually have FAQs.
News for nerds, stuff that matters
Security Focus
Computer security information, incidents, software, news and discussions.
Archives of web defacements and hacks, and an interesting attitude.
Archive of comp.risks, aka the Forum On Risks To The Public In Computers And Related Systems. Moderated by Peter G. Neumann; always interesting reading.

Open Source

"A group exists within Netscape that is chartered to act as a clearing-house for the newly-available Netscape source. That group is mozilla.org. We will provide a central point of contact and community for those interested in using or improving the source code."
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Eric Raymond's now well-known analysis of how and why the Linux development model works. This seminal paper influenced Netscape's decision to release Communicator 5.0 in source, and there are signs that it may be launching a revolution in the software industry.
The Open Source Page
"Open-source software is an idea whose time has finally come. For twenty years it has been building momentum in the technical cultures that built the Internet and the World Wide Web. Now it's breaking out into the commercial world, and that's changing all the rules. Are you ready?
This site offers several complementary views of the open-source phenomenon."
SourceForge is a free service to Open Source developers offering easy access to the best in CVS, mailing lists, bug tracking, message boards/forums, task management, site hosting, permanent file archival, full backups, and total web-based administration.
A great many open source projects are now hosted here.

The Art of Programming

Extreme Programming: A Gentle Introduction.
Extreme Programming
Three sites on a very interesting programming methodology that would have been perfect for my employer's current software project.
How To Write Unmaintainable Code
Details many practices from my employer's current software project.
Frequently Asked Questions about programming with sockets in UNIX environments.
Standard Template Library Programmer's Guide
Standard Template Library Online Reference
References for the C++ Standard Template Library.

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