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Decoding liberation : the promise of free and open source software

Author: Samir Chopra; Scott Dexter
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2008.
Series: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Decoding Liberation provides a synoptic perspective on the relationships between free software and freedom. Focusing on five main themes - the emancipatory potential of technology, social liberties, the facilitation of creativity, the objectivity of computing as a scientific practice, and the role of software in a cyborg world - the authors ask: What are the freedoms of free software, and how are they manifested?  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samir Chopra; Scott Dexter
ISBN: 0415978939 9780415978934
OCLC Number: 81150603
Description: xviii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Free software and political economy --
2. The ethics of free software --
3. Free software and the aesthetics of code --
4. Free software and the scientific practice of computer science --
5. Free software and the political philosophy of the cyborg world --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.
Responsibility: Samir Chopra and Scott D. Dexter.
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