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Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking

Author: E Gabriella Coleman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012031422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Gabriella Coleman
ISBN: 9781400845293 1400845297
OCLC Number: 820630250
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: INTRODUCTION: A 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 Moments in Debian --
PART III: THE POLITICS OF AVOWAL AND DISAVOWAL. 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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