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.



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.

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