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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Gabriella Coleman
ISBN: 9780691144603 0691144605 9780691144610 0691144613
OCLC Number: 825094245
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 254 S : Ill.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction - A Tale of Two Worlds 1 PART I - HISTORIES Chapter 1: The Life of a Free Software Hacker 25 Chapter 2: A Tale of Two Legal Regimes 61 PART II - CODES OF VALUE Chapter 3: The Craft and Craftiness of Hacking 93 Chapter 4:Two Ethical Moments in Debian 123 PART III - THE POLITICS OF AVOWAL AND DISAVOWAL Chapter 5: Code Is Speech 161 Conclusion: The Cultural Critique of Intellectual Property Law 185 Epilogue: How to Proliferate Distinctions, Not Destroy Them 207 Notes 211 References 225 Index 249
Responsibility: E. Gabriella Coleman.

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