Tere Vadén

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The commodification of code demands two preconditions: a belief if the existence of code and a system of ownership for the code. An examination of these preconditions is helpful for resisting the further widening of digital divides. The ontological belief in the relatively independent existence of code is dependent on our understanding of what the “digital”(More)
The development model of Open Source Software (OSS) has been widely recognized as resilient and productive. Consequently, high hopes have been placed on projects that try to adapt the OSS model into material production, in projects that can be called Open Source Hardware (OSH). While OSS development has received increasing scholarly attention, the research(More)
The concept of "intellectual property" has gained a lot of attention recently. Several conflicting trends make it a focal point of controversy. The global trend towards an "information society" gives an increasing role to information, knowledge and other immaterial assets in production. Therefore the economy also needs ways of controlling, identifying and(More)