Foreigner in a Free Land
Sarai Reader 04: Crisis/Media, 2004
12 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2015
Date Written: October 1, 2004
There is a lot written about the world of Linux, Free, Libre or Open Source Software production. Most of it is gushingly positive and written in a manner that only seeks to promote the benefits of this type of software over the apparently dominant corporate or proprietary forms. Supportive reportage generally posits Floss (Free/Libre Open Source Software) as being more advantageous in terms of personal or community autonomy than are the dominant corporate/proprietary alternatives. The basic argument is based upon the premise that Floss grants to the technologically savvy user/producer greater control over the machine to which their production is tied.
Keywords: Free and Open Source Software, The Commons
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