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By Samir Chopra,Scott D. Dexter

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ISBN-13: 9780415876780

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Software is greater than a suite of directions for desktops: it permits (and disables) political imperatives and guidelines. Nowhere is the opportunity of radical social and political switch extra obvious than within the perform and stream often called "free software." loose software program makes the data and innovation of its creators publicly on hand. This liberation of code—celebrated in unfastened software’s explicatory slogan "Think loose speech, now not loose beer"—is the root, for instance, of the Linux phenomenon.

Decoding Liberation offers a synoptic standpoint at the relationships among unfastened software program and freedom. targeting 5 major themes—the emancipatory power of know-how, social liberties, the facilitation of creativity, the objectivity of computing as medical perform, and the position of software program in a cyborg world—the authors ask: What are the freedoms of unfastened software program, and the way are they manifested? This publication is vital analyzing for a person drawn to figuring out how loose software program grants to rework not just know-how yet society as well.

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