For me this book was a labor of love. I recruited most of the essays from outside North America because so few of us think about the worldwide impact of Open Source. This is important stuff! There are essays in the book on the situation in China, India, Europe, South America as well as several about the idea that Open Source principles can be applied to human endevour outside of technology. I'm hoping you'll find it interesting. Bring your copy along to the next O'Reilly conference you attend, and we'll be happy to autograph it (although its really our wonderful essayists whose autographs you should be seeking).
Here's a picture of me holding a "still warm off the presses" copy in Amsterdam at EuroOSCON last week.