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Open Source as Culture-Culture as Open Source


Siva Vaidhyanathan


University of Virginia - School of Law


OPEN SOURCE ANNUAL 2005, Clemens Brandt, ed., Berlin: Technische University, 2005

Abstract:     
The Open Source model of peer production, sharing, revision, and peer review has distilled and labeled the most successful human creative habits into a techno- political movement. This distillation has had costs and benefits. It has been difficult to court mainstream acceptance for such a tangle of seemingly technical ideas when its chief advocates have been hackers and academics. On the other hand, the brilliant success of overtly labeled Open Source experiments, coupled with the horror stories of attempts to protect the proprietary model of cultural production have served to popularize the ideas championed by the movement. In recent years, we have seen the Open Source model overtly mimicked within domains of culture quite distinct from computer software. Rather than being revolutionary, this movement is quite conservatively recapturing and revalorizing the basic human communicative and cultural processes that have generated many good things.

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Keywords: copyright, patents, intellectual property, Internet, software, open source

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Date posted: May 4, 2005  

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Vaidhyanathan, Siva, Open Source as Culture-Culture as Open Source. OPEN SOURCE ANNUAL 2005, Clemens Brandt, ed., Berlin: Technische University, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=713044

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Siva Vaidhyanathan (Contact Author)
University of Virginia - School of Law ( email )
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
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