7.5/10
367
1 user

The Code (2001)

Finnish-made documentary about GNU/Linux, featuring some of the most influential people of the free software (FOSS) movement.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Revolution OS (2001)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »

Director: J.T.S. Moore
Stars: Linus Torvalds, Richard M. Stallman, Eric Raymond
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels
Stars: Bev Harris, Harri Hursti, James Naughton
Takedown (2000)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This film is based on the story of the capture of computer hacker "Kevin Mitnick".

Director: Joe Chappelle
Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

Stars: Robert X. Cringely, Douglas Adams, Sam Albert
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger
Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the late 1980s two Melbourne teenage computer hackers known as Electron and Phoenix stole a restricted computer security list called 'Zardoz' and used it to break into some of the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Anderson
Stars: Ben Anderson, Suzanne Barr, Kathy Bowlen
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.

Directors: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, Vivien Lesnik Weisman
Stars: Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer, Andrew Blake, Barrett Brown
Startup.com (2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim
Stars: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman, Kenneth Austin
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback
Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg
Code 2600 (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

CODE 2600 documents the Info-Tech Age, told by the events and people who helped build and manipulate it. It explores the impact this new connectivity has on our ability to remain human while maintaining our personal privacy and security.

Director: Jeremy Zerechak
Stars: Julia Concolino, Lorrie Cranor, Jennifer Granick
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A feature length documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the hacker world.

Director: Emmanuel Goldstein
Stars: Mark Abene, Ed Cummings, Robert Darlington
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1986, astronomer turned computer scientist Clifford Stoll had just started working on a computer system at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory when he noticed a 75-cent discrepancy between ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Bates
Stars: Clifford Stoll
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Allman ... Himself
Alan Cox ... Himself
Miguel de Icaza ... Himself
Jon Hall ... Himself (as Jon 'maddog' Hall)
Ari Lemmke ... Himself
David S. Miller ... Himself
Eric Raymond ... Himself
Richard M. Stallman ... Himself
Linus Torvalds ... Himself
Theodore Ts'o ... Himself
Robert 'Bob' Young ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Finnish-made documentary about GNU/Linux, featuring some of the most influential people of the free software (FOSS) movement.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

2001 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Código Linux  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not much that "geeks" don't already know, but still worthy

This film, originally made as a documentary for Finnish television, is currently floating around on the giFT peer to peer network--a network which is largely restricted to Linux users, so it is unsurprising that it can be downloaded from over a dozen different people there.

Through this film, Linux is traced from its early days as a hobby project of Linus Torvalds's, through its rapid rise in popularity and number of users, to the dot-com boom and bust, and beyond. The differing ideologies of Richard "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).


36 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page