The Political Agnosticism of Free and Open Source Software and the Inadvertent Politics of Contrast

  title={The Political Agnosticism of Free and Open Source Software and the Inadvertent Politics of Contrast},
  author={Gabriella Coleman},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  pages={507 - 519}
Free and open source software (FOSS), which is by now entrenched in the technology sector, has recently traveled far beyond this sphere in the form of artifacts, licenses, and as a broader icon for openness and collaboration.1 FOSS has attained a robust socio-political life as a touchstone for like-minded projects in art, law, journalism, and science-some examples being MIT's OpenCourseWare project, School Forge, and the BBC's decision to release all their archives under a Creative Commons… 
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