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Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Source Software

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Publisher Comments:

This book provides a synoptic perspective on the relationships between free software and freedom. The book focuses on five main themes: emancipatory potential of technology social liberties the facilitation of creativity the objectivity of computing as a scientific practice the role of software in a cyborg world and asks: are the freedoms of free software, and how are they manifested? Free software continues to be hyped. This book demonstrates that the hype is well-founded and yet too narrowly focused: free software promises to transform not only technology but society as well.

Table of Contents

Free software and political economy — The ethics of free software — Free software and the aesthetics of code — Free software and the scientific practice of computer science — Free software and the political philosophy of the cyborg world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203942147
Subtitle:
The Promise of Free and Open Source Software
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Dexter, Scott
Author:
Chopra, Samir
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Miscellaneous Software
Subject:
Open source software
Subject:
Computer software -- Development.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
211

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Programming » Open Source
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General

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