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Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking by Gabriella Coleman
Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project--reveal about the fraught contemporary politics of intellectual law? Coding Freedom, an ethnographic account of free software development, examines how these hackers are at the forefront of fomenting a vibrant political culture of civil liberties online.
freesoftware  freeculture  geekfeminism  cc-by-nc-nd 
april 2013 by pfctdayelise
None
Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose. Based on the collection and analysis of discourse on gender and sexism within this movement over a six–year period. I suggest three possible causes: (a) some geek identities can be narrow and unappealing; (b) open communities are especially susceptible to difficult people; and, (c) the ideas of freedom and openness can be used to dismiss concerns and rationalize the gender gap as a matter of preference and choice.
freeculture  feminism  wikipedia  women 
january 2013 by pfctdayelise
Communities | OKFN:LOCAL Australia
List of communities who have "agreed to be a part of the OKFN Au network"
community  opengovernance  openknowledge  freeculture  australia 
october 2012 by pfctdayelise
Welcome - The Data Journalism Handbook
The Data Journalism Handbook was born at a 48 hour workshop at MozFest 2011 in London. It subsequently spilled over into an international, collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalism’s leading advocates and best practitioners.
books  cc-by-sa  freedom  freeculture  free  opengovernance  openaccess  journalism  data 
may 2012 by pfctdayelise
Joseph Reagle
What seems most startling in light of decades of work on bias in technology-related fields is how an imbalance in participation not only persists, but is exacerbated in communities founded upon the liberal values of freedom and openness. Furthermore, this persists in projects like Wikipedia, which need not be overly technical (the focus of earlier literature) but share the liberal values and geeky esprit of the software communities.

This leads me to conclude that it is the values, rhetoric, and dynamics of these communities that play a significant factor in continued bias and imbalance. A founding aphorism of the free software movement was "free as in freedom" to distinguish between that which is free (gratis, as in someone buying you a beer) and freedom (libre, as is in few or no restrictions). So, while "free" may denote freedom, that freedom, so far, has included the ability of one group of participants to alienate another.
geekfeminism  women  freesoftware  freeculture  freedom  feminism  research 
january 2011 by pfctdayelise
Sharism SHAREHOLDERS Meeting Plan - Fabricatorz Wiki
a proposal for a SHARISM meeting to be held in conjunction with Get It Louder in Shanghai, Friday, October 22, 2010.
sharism  shareholders  china  freeculture  conferences 
september 2010 by pfctdayelise
Google defends open source from 'poisonous people' • The Register
"You have to discourage people from feeling like 'This is my module. I wrote this. Every change has to be approved by me,'" Collins-Sussman argues. "That's very dangerous for the project as a whole."

This may mean the loss of some valuable contributors - and some valuable code. But in the end, the project comes out ahead. There will always be more contributors. And more code. "You can't sacrifice the long-term health of a project for short-term gain."
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Genius isn't as important as community collaboration.
opensource  freeculture  community 
september 2009 by pfctdayelise
FCForum
Free Culture Forum: Organization and Action

Barcelona 29th October - 1st November 2009

There is a need, recognized for several worldwide voices, of an international space to build and coordinate a global frame and common agenda for the free culture and knowledge issues; the Free Culture Forum of Barcelona aims to create such space

The Free Culture Forum will gather under the same roof the main organizations and active voices in the Free Culture and knowledge World; a meeting point to sit and work together searching answers for the paradigm shift.

A space to drawing up proposals to present the position of the civil society before the Intellectual Property debate and its impact on access to knowledge, on creation, distribution of art and culture.
freeculture  events 
august 2009 by pfctdayelise
GLAM - Wikimedia Australia
GLAM = Galleries, Libraries, Museums & Archives
"GLAMwiki: Finding the common ground"
glam  wikimediaaustralia  wikimedia  freeculture 
may 2009 by pfctdayelise
DLIST - Free Culture and the Factors that Led to its Move to Regain the Commons
A brief explanation of what the free culture movement is and the various factors that led to its fighting to preserve the commons, including corporations and special interests trying to restrict the commons to protect their interests, the development of the open source community, technological developments, such as the Internet and digital copying of media, the development of web 2.0 and its philosophies, current state of copyright law and youth culture.
freeculture  commons  research 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
Main Page - Wikimedia Australia
Wikimedia Australia is a local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, a not-for-profit association incorporated in the state of Victoria.
wikimedia  chapters  australia  wikimediaaustralia  wmau  wikis  freeculture  freecontent  openaccess 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
The Web is Agreement
Really cool posters - "the web is agreement" and "the URI is the thing".
awesome  freeculture  art 
october 2008 by pfctdayelise
information "wants" to be free?
An essay about that popular slogan, "Information wants to be free".
freeculture 
september 2008 by pfctdayelise
Multilingualism and the Commons - Summit blog
Open Content, Open Translation: Multilingual Solutions
translation  freeculture 
august 2008 by pfctdayelise
Participatory Culture Foundation - PCF
Miro is our core project. It's a free open-source desktop video application that is designed to make mass media more open and accessible for everyone.
freeculture  video 
july 2008 by pfctdayelise
Getting Started | FOSSBazaar
FOSSBazaar is an open source community of technology and industry leaders who are collaborating to accelerate adoption of free and open source software in the enterprise.
opensource  freeculture 
july 2008 by pfctdayelise
CKAN - Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network - Home
Those familiar with freshmeat or CPAN can think of CKAN as providing an analogous service for open knowledge.
freeculture 
april 2008 by pfctdayelise
Bibliography - Open Knowledge Foundation Wiki
An attempt to make an open bibliography of materials directly relevant to Open Knowledge issues in different areas - eventually in some open format.
freeculture 
april 2008 by pfctdayelise
Images for the future - Home
Free culture awesomeness in the Netherlands.
freeculture  audio  video 
april 2008 by pfctdayelise
Draft Attribution-ShareAlike Intent - CC Wiki
Somewhat equivalent to Section 0 the "preamble" of the Free Software Foundation's GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).
creativecommons  freeculture 
april 2008 by pfctdayelise
(theinfo)
This is a site for large data sets and the people who love them: the scrapers and crawlers who collect them, the academics and geeks who process them, the designers and artists who visualize them. It's a place where they can exchange tips and tricks, deve
freeculture  cool 
april 2008 by pfctdayelise
RMIT - Open Spectrum Australia
The mission of Open Spectrum Australia (formerly known as the Community Spectrum Taskforce) is:

* to obtain maximum community access to digital television spectrum; and
* to encourage the creative use of that spectrum.
australia  freeculture 
march 2008 by pfctdayelise
apc.au - digital media production, research, advisory
apc.au Ltd is a digital media arts company founded in 1997 and based on the Internet Rights Charter of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
australia  digitalmedia  freeculture 
march 2008 by pfctdayelise
apc.au ICT Rights Monitor
information and communication technology for civil society - australasia
activism  australia  freeculture 
march 2008 by pfctdayelise
Kate Lundy - Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge
Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge, Local 2020 Summit
Thursday 3rd April 2008, The Australian National University
australia  freeculture 
march 2008 by pfctdayelise
Libre.org — Libre.org
Libre.org is a documentation center about Free Knowledge, Free Software and Free Standards
freedom  freesoftware  freeculture 
february 2008 by pfctdayelise

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