Fabricating Freedom: Free Software Developers at Work and Play
By: Jonah Bossewitch
Published: 12/21/2007
Uploaded: 12/21/2007
Uploaded by: Jonah Bossewitch
Tags: arendt, benkler, free culture, free software, paper, plone

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Description/Abstract: In this essay I reflect on some of my personal experiences working on a free software project, and speculate on ways in which these observations may be extrapolated beyond my
experiences. How are free software projects organized? What are some of the motivations that factor into participation and contribution? What kinds of activities are involved in participating in a free software project? How does producing free software differ from producing other information goods? How does the experience of working on a free software project inform and transform the participant?