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August 3, 2010

Submitted by alycia on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 14:21
  • I meant to read "Code is Speech: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest among Free and Open Source Software Developers" before Debian Day, but it didn't happen. I found it printed out in a pile of articles today and I am glad that I made time for it; Biella is one of my scholar-heroes and this piece does not disappoint! I kept thinking a lot about publishing while reading and the relationships between the press and code, and I also really appreciated how clearly the "free as in speech, not free as in beer" arguments were outlined.
    • "The arena of F/OSS probably represents the largest single association of amateur intellectual property and free speech legal scholars ever to have existed."
  • Blogs describing a problem in the zine community
  • All kinds of things relating to alternative publications published in the 60's and 70's. A bit depressing to look back on.

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