Hacking Capitalism: The Free and Open Source Software Movement

1st Edition

Johan Söderberg

Routledge
Published May 10, 2012
Reference - 252 Pages
ISBN 9780415541374 - CAT# Y137923
Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

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The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement demonstrates how labour can self-organise production, and, as is shown by the free operating system GNU/Linux, even compete with some of the worlds largest firms. The book examines the hopes of such thinkers as Friedrich Schiller, Karl Marx, Herbert Marcuse and Antonio Negri, in the light of the recent achievements of the hacker movement. This book is the first to examine a different kind of political activism that consists in the development of technology from below.

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