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Open source: the economics of giving away stuff, and software as a political statement

Simon Forge (Principal at OSI)

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ISSN: 1463-6697

Publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

Looks at how software has attained incredible economic power, but recommends now is the time to break out from the current hold its creators have on the general public. Gives recommendations about “free” software (which means nothing to do with price – mostly freedom of usage), which is an “open source”. Concludes by looking at US and European information hegemony.

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Forge, S. (2000), "Open source: the economics of giving away stuff, and software as a political statement", info, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636690010801267

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