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The Resource Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking, E. Gabriella Coleman

Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking, E. Gabriella Coleman

Label
Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking
Title
Coding freedom
Title remainder
the ethics and aesthetics of hacking
Statement of responsibility
E. Gabriella Coleman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project--reveal about the values of contemporary liberalism? 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. In telling the story of the F/OSS movement, the book unfolds a broader narrative involving computing, the politics of access, and intellectual property. E. Gabriella Coleman tracks the ways in which hackers collaborate and examines passionate manifestos, hacker humor, free software project governance, and festive hacker conferences. Looking at the ways that hackers sustain their productive freedom, Coleman shows that these activists, driven by a commitment to their work, reformulate key ideals including free speech, transparency, and meritocracy, and refuse restrictive intellectual protections. Coleman demonstrates how hacking, so often marginalized or misunderstood, sheds light on the continuing relevance of liberalism in online collaboration
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coleman, E. Gabriella
Dewey number
174/.90051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.D37
LC item number
C65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hackers
  • Computer programmers
  • Computer programming
  • Computer programming
  • Intellectual freedom
Label
Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking, E. Gabriella Coleman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life of a free software hacker -- A tale of two legal regimes -- The craft and craftiness of hacking -- Two ethical movements in Debian -- Code is speech -- Conclusion : the cultural critique of intellectual property law -- epilogue : how to proliferate distinctions, not destroy them
Control code
792880980
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780691144610
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021660679
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792880980
Label
Coding freedom : the ethics and aesthetics of hacking, E. Gabriella Coleman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life of a free software hacker -- A tale of two legal regimes -- The craft and craftiness of hacking -- Two ethical movements in Debian -- Code is speech -- Conclusion : the cultural critique of intellectual property law -- epilogue : how to proliferate distinctions, not destroy them
Control code
792880980
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780691144610
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021660679
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792880980

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