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Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking

Author: E Gabriella Coleman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project--reveal about the values of contemporary liberalism? Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement in the United States and Europe, Coding Freedom  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Gabriella Coleman
ISBN: 9780691144603 0691144605 9780691144610 0691144613
OCLC Number: 792880980
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : The tale of two worlds --
Part I. Histories : The life of a free software hacker --
A tale of two legal regimes --
Part II. Codes of value : The craft and craftiness of hacking --
Two ethical movements in Debian --
Part III. The politics of avowel and disavowel : Code is speech --
Conclusion : The cultural critique of intellectual property law --
Epilogue : How to proliferate distinctions, not destroy them.
Responsibility: E. Gabriella Coleman.

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