Open Source

TECHNOLOGY IS A TOOL, IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE PEOPLE WHO'S USING IT

DEFINITION

OPEN SOURCE

who (objective, goal) + tool (means of production) + materials = product (use value + exchange value)

in terms of Open Source software, it's totally different from the classical Marxism theory - u cannot have use value and exchange value at once which is one of the most important contradictory of capitalism - however, the open source software is totally in conflict with it, bcoz of the copyright thing?? bcoz it's not real, but abstract? it's knowledge?

Noun

methodology

Open Source is only a tool, a method, a methodology, what kinda product it can give rise to all depends on the people who'r using it
a way to make use of Internet technology

based on technical infrastructure = technology = Internet technology

which encourages great openness through another distinct structure
Internet: based on a "technical infrastructure" ("that ensures his right to speak about that infrastructure and offer critique and guidance concerning it.") "openness is presented as a natural tendency for technology"

who power

underlying protocal - tech geeks

Verb

knit together1
recursive public?

Sharing

  • Napster

Urban Sensing

relating to public space

public, concrete in a media-specific2

not very clear

open source software - who are the users?: Sean Doyle, Amicas

The real work is the design, the process of inserting usable software into a completely unfamiliar amalgamation of people, organizations, machines, and practices.3

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