never give you? True freedom. That's why a pioneering band of quirky
software rebels has been fighting to create an alternative computing
universe that no one controls and everyone is free to use. Taking the
viewer inside this twenty-year struggle, J.T.S. Moore's new documentary film
REVOLUTON OS, tells the personal stories of the hackers and programmers who
rebelled against Microsoft by creating the Linux operating system and the
Open Source movement.
Microsoft fears this freedom. In June of 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer
went so far as to say, "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an
intellectual property sense to everything it touches." Linux and the Open
Source movement currently represent the greatest threat to Microsoft's way
of life. Beyond Microsoft, Wall Street and the rest of the computer
industry has taken notice. Even IBM has tried to get in front of this
revolution, and is spending over a billion dollars a year on its Linux
Shot in cinemascope on 35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS depicts an
unusual group of characters that are three-parts libertarian, two parts
communist, and one-part bad garage band. REVOLUTION OS features Linus
Torvalds, the creator of Linux, and Richard Stallman, the ideological
godfather of the movement, and contains interviews with high-tech luminaries
like Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann, Larry
Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda.
REVOLUTION OS is available on 35mm and runs 85 minutes. For more
information go to the website www.revolution-os.com.
Revolution OS opens February 15, 2002 at Cinema Village 22 E. 12th St.
For more information about "Revolution OS" contact: Wellington Love at
15minutes, 646.486.1548, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sarah Jo Marks
at Seventh Art Releasing, 323.845.1455, email@example.com.