Free software reading group (Fall 2008)

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Foundational work

Fogel, Karl. 2005. Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project. O'Reilly Media, Inc.  

Levy, Steven, and Steven Levy. 2001. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. Updated. Penguin (Non-Classics).   (Epilog)

Raymond, Eric S. 1999. The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary. edited by Tim O'Reilly. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly and Associates.  

Stallman, R. 2002. “The Free Software Definition.” Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman”, Boston: GNU.  

Stallman, Richard M. 2002. Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman. Free Software Foundation.  


Hesse, Carla. 2002. “The rise of intellectual property, 700 B.C.-A.D. 2000: An idea in the balance.” Daedalus 131:26.  

Shirky, Clay. 2008. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. Penguin Press HC, The.   (“Failure For Free”)

Winner, Langdon. 1988. The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. University Of Chicago Press.   (In particular, “Do Artifacts Have Politics?”)

Philosophical Perspectives

Feller, Joseph et al. 2005. Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software.   (“Open Code and Open Societies” by Lawrence Lessig)

Chopra, Samir and Scott Dexter 2007 “Free Software and the Aesthetics of Code” Decoding Liberation


Anthropological perspectives

Kelty, Chris 2008 Two Bits the Cultural Significance of Free Software

Coleman, Biella 2004 “The (copylefted)Source Code for the Ethical Production of Information Freedom.” Sarai Reader.

biella coleman, dissertation

Economic perspectives =

karim lakhani, dissertation

The Economic Motivation of Open Source Software: Stakeholder Perspectives

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