[Humanist] 27.410 corporate open source

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Oct 5 08:38:20 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 410.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:25:09 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: corporate open source

Those for whom open source is a topic of interest may wish to read the 

Christopher Newfield, "Corporate open source: Intellectual property and 
the struggle over value", in Radical Philosophy 181 (Sept/Oct 2013), 
which begins thus:

> I began to worry about open source when the corporate world stopped
 > worrying and learned to love open source. For me the turning point was a
 > drinks party in Paris in 2003, thrown by the wife of an American
 > advertising executive temporarily based in the city. First, a bit of
 > context for the party and its place in the brief story IÂ’m telling here,
 > which is about the capture of open source by the current corporate
 > innovation system, and the battle for the alternatives that endure.

For the rest see www.radicalphilosophy.com/commentary/corporate-open-source.


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Research Group in Digital
Humanities, University of Western Sydney

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