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Democratizing software: Open source, the hacker ethic, and beyond (07 Oct 2003)
I argue that the open source model can act as a forceful lever for positive change in the discipline of software development. A glance at the somewhat vacuous hacker ethos, however, demonstrates that the technical community generally lacks a cohesive set of positive values necessary for challenging dominant interests.
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