Hemos from the building-the-new-versioning-control dept.
phyjcowl writes "Karl Fogel is a founding developer of the Subversion project. In the following interview he covers social aspects of coordinating developers as well as the difficulties and advantages of managing an open source, distributed development project. Karl explains the inception of the Subversion project, what it has required to build its community, and what he has learned in order to successfully maintain it."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.