PsychNology Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, 299-309

Market Relations, Non-Market Relations and Free Software

Andres Baravalle
Dept. of ICT,The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)

Sarah Chambers
Dept. of Computer Science,The University of Sheffield, Sheffield (UK)

 

ABSTRACT

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.

 

KEYWORDS

free software, open source, business models, hacker ethics, software engineering

CITE AS

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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