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Market Relations, Non-Market Relations and Free Software

Baravalle, Andres and Chambers, Sarah (2007). Market Relations, Non-Market Relations and Free Software. PsychNology Journal, 5(3) pp. 299–309.

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Abstract

Free Software is sometimes considered solely a technical option, but that is a quite limited point of view: we suggest, indeed, that Free Software is not merely a technical option, but it is, in fact a different working paradigm for the software development community and a different model for acquiring (and sharing) resources in the Information Society. This paper will discuss this working paradigm and analyse the market and non-market relations that are implied by it.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1720-7525
Keywords: free software, open source, business models, hacker ethics, software engineering
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 10359
Depositing User: Andres Baravalle
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10359
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