PsychNology Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, 299-309
Market Relations, Non-Market Relations and Free Software
Dept. of ICT,The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)
Dept. of Computer Science,The University of Sheffield, Sheffield (UK)
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.
free software, open source, business models, hacker ethics, software engineering
Baravalle, A., & Chambers, S. (2007). Market Relations, Non-Market Relations and Free Software. PsychNology Journal, 5(3), 299 - 309. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.
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