Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking
by E. Gabriella Coleman
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2012
Number of pages: 268
Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement in the United States and Europe, Coding Freedom details the ethics behind hackers' devotion to F/OSS, the social codes that guide its production, and the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law.
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