The political economy of open-source software in the United Kingdom
Kettell, Steven. (2008) The political economy of open-source software in the United Kingdom. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Vol.28 (No.4). pp. 306-315. ISSN 0270-4676Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0270467608320224
The debate about the impact of information and communication technology has tended to focus on either its economic or its political aspects. The growing centrality of this technology to life in the 21st century, however, raises important questions about social ownership and control that necessitate a broader and more holistic analysis. Central to this issue is the growing challenge posed by open-source software to the proprietary business model that has hitherto dominated the market. The author examines how these developments are being mediated in Britain through the intersection of government policy, private interests, and the institutional configuration of the state.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Open source software -- Great Britain, Open source software -- Economic aspects, Open source software -- Law and legislation, Intellectual property -- Economic aspects, Information technology, Microsoft Corporation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Official Date:||August 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 306-315|
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