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Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance : Hacking the Global.

Author: Sara Schoonmaker
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Series: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as a communications infrastructure, is one of the most compelling issues of our time. Free software is based upon open source code, developed in peer communities as well as corporate settings,  Read more...
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Schoonmaker, Sara.
Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance : Hacking the Global.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Schoonmaker
ISBN: 9781317374206 1317374207
OCLC Number: 1020691366
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Hiding in Plain Sight: Software, Surveillance, and Capitalism in Everyday Life; 2 Coding the Digital Commons: Foundations in Free Software and the Emerging Internet; 3 From Markets to Commons: Free Software as Catalyst for Change; 4 Forking toward the Commons: Struggles to Sustain Freedom through Organizational Change; 5 Software Politics: Building Communities to Defend Software Freedom; 6 Internet Politics: Organizing for Net Neutrality and Civil Liberties. 7 Global Communities of Resistance and the Digital CommonsReferences; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.

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"This book explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as a communications infrastructure, is one of the most compelling issues of our time. Free software is based upon open source code, developed in peer communities as well as corporate settings, challenging the dominance of proprietary software firms and promoting the digital commons. Drawing upon key cases and interviews with free software proponents based in Europe, Brazil and the U.S., the book explores pathways toward creating the digital commons and examines contemporary political struggles over free software, privacy and civil rights on the Internet that are vital for the commons' continued development."--Provided by publisher.

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