OPEN-SOURCING HORROR

@article{Chess2012OPENSOURCINGH,
  title={OPEN-SOURCING HORROR},
  author={Shira Chess},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={374 - 393}
}
  • S. Chess
  • Published 13 March 2012
  • Art
  • Information, Communication & Society
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