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Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking

Author: E Gabriella Coleman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
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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
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Coleman, E. Gabriella, 1973-
Coding freedom.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013
(DLC) 2012031422
(OCoLC)792880980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Gabriella Coleman
OCLC Number: 825072116
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The life of a free software hacker --
A tale of two legal regimes --
The craft and craftiness of hacking --
Two ethical movements in Debian --
Code is speech --
Conclusion : The cultural critique of intellectual property law --
Epilogue : How to proliferate distinctions, not destroy them.
Other Titles: Ethics and aesthetics of hacking
Responsibility: E. Gabriella Coleman.

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Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement in the US and Europe, this title details the ethics behind hackers' devotion to F/OSS, the social  Read more...

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