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Item Description Kelty, Christopher en_US 2010-06-17T20:46:07Z 2010-06-17T20:46:07Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kelty, Christopher. 2008. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8223-4242-7 en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID121 en_US
dc.description Refereed en_US
dc.description Contents: Part I, THE INTERNET: 1. Geeks and Recursive Publics; 2. Protestant Reformers, Polymaths, Transhumanists; Part II, FREE SOFTWARE: 3. The Movement; 4. Sharing Source Code; 5. Conceiving Open Systems; 6. Writing Copyright Licenses; 7. Coordinating Collaborations; Part III, MODULATIONS: 8. "If We Succeed, We Will Disappear"; 9. Reuse, Modification, and the Nonexistence of Norms; Conclusion: The Cultural Consequences of Free Software en_US
dc.description.abstract This is a book about Free Software, also known as Open Source Software, and is meant for anyone who wants to understand the cultural significance of Free Software. Two Bits explains how Free Software works and how it emerged in tandem with the Internet as both a technical and a social form. Understanding Free Software in detail is the best way to understand many contentious and confusing changes related to the Internet, to “commons,” to software, and to networks. Whether you think first of e-mail, Napster, Wikipedia, MySpace, or Flickr; whether you think of the proliferation of databases, identity thieves, and privacy concerns; whether you think of traditional knowledge, patents on genes, the death of scholarly publishing, or compulsory licensing of AIDS medicine; whether you think of or net neutrality or YouTube—the issues raised by these phenomena can be better understood by looking carefully at the emergence of Free Software. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) en_US
dc.publisher Duke University Press en_US
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dc.subject Free Software en_US
dc.subject Open Source Software en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.subject copyright en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject commons en_US
dc.subject recursive publics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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